​​​Project Status - Wayzata - Wayzata Boulevard

8/10/2018

CenterPoint Energy is finishing its “Wayzata Boulevard” project in Wayzata. Below are the details for this construction update: 

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished all the gas work for the project. This includes the natural gas main installation and the service line connections.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished restoring the hard surfaces affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. The road signs associated with their work have been removed. The restoration of the soft surfaces will follow the hard surface restoration.
  • Further work is being done by crews from Hennepin County for the county’s mill and overlay project. For more information on that project, please visit its website by following the link here.
  • CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process.


7/17/2018

CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Wayzata Boulevard” project in Wayzata. Below are the details for this construction update:

  • Today on Tuesday, July 17, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are beginning to connect natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains they installed for this project. They will finish connecting all the natural gas service lines within approximately two weeks.
  • While the connections are happening, the crews will have two lanes closed along Wayzata Boulevard between Central Avenue S. and Bushaway Road while maintaining two-way traffic. Today the crews will close the northernmost westbound lane. Tomorrow on Wednesday, July 18, they will close the southernmost eastbound lane in addition to the westbound lane. 



7/11/2018

CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Wayzata Boulevard” project in Wayzata. Below are the details for this construction update:

  • From Tuesday, July 17, to approximately Friday, July 27, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will connect natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains they installed for this project.
  • After the service line connections are done, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction, including the roads and boulevards.
  • Further construction will be done by crews from Hennepin County for the county’s mill and overlay project along Wayzata Boulevard East (County Road 101) from Gleason Lake Road (County Road 15)/Bushaway Road to Central Avenue (County Road 101). For more information on the county’s work, please visit the county’s website here


6/8/2018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are continuing to install natural gas main along the northern (westbound) boulevard of Wayzata Boulevard for CenterPoint Energy’s “Wayzata Boulevard” project in Wayzata. Below are the details for this update:

  • Today on Friday, June 8, the crews have created an open trench from Birch Bend Lane to the driveway of COR Retreat at 1221 Wayzata Boulevard East. Today and tomorrow on Saturday, June 9, depending on weather, they will be installing the natural gas main. (For any day when the crews work on a weekend, the crews will be working during business hours approved by the City of Wayzata.)
  • Aft​er the crews are finished trenching the natural gas main, they will bore the natural gas main underneath the driveways of the businesses from 1221 Wayzata Boulevard East to the intersection of Wayzata Boulevard East and Central Avenue (Highway 101). This will occur within the week of June 11.


6/1/2​​018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s “Wayzata Boulevard” project in Wayzata. Below are the details for this update:

  • The crews began installing the natural gas main along Wayzata Boulevard on Monday, May 21, from the east end of the project at Bushaway Road working west along the northern (westbound) boulevard of Wayzata Boulevard.
  • The crews are communicating with the businesses to ensure that staff and customers can access driveways and businesses.
  • Today on Friday, June 1, the crews are boring under the entrances to the businesses between Birch Bend Lane and Bushaway Road.
  • On Monday, June 4, the crews will begin installing the natural gas main west of the aforementioned businesses by open trenching it along the northern boulevard.
  • T​wo-way traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.


5​​/9/2018​

When, where, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

  • Beginning on Monday, May 21, and ending in late July 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains in Wayzata along Wayzata Boulevard between Central Avenue S. and Bushaway Road.
  • When the natural gas mains are installed, CenterPoint Energy’s other authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will perform temporary restoration on the hard surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work.
  • When Q3 Contracting is done with their work, crews from Hennepin County will come to perform the county’s mill and overlay project. For more information on the county’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated tr​affic impacts?

  • Construction will begin at the east end of the project and progress west. It will ​occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

How may the natural gas service line i​​nstallations affect customers?

  • As part of this main project, the crews will be replacing several natural gas service lines that connect from the main to the customer’s property. Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service as the crews are installing the gas service line.
  • Cre​ws may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement to complete the task of service and main distribution line replacement. If a customer’s property is disturbed, CNP will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

Frequent updates will be provided on this Project Status page. For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.