Project Status - Willmar - Highway 12

​9/16/2015 Update​​

Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will complete restoration along Highway 12 by the end of the week.

We understand that the Highway 12 construction project was an inconvenience to people living and commuting in and around the area, so we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to complete restoration as safely and quickly as possible.

If you have questions regarding CenterPoint Energy’s restoration, please call 612-321-5042 or visit our website. Thank you.


8/28/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish replacing natural gas distribution pipe within the scope of the Highway 12 construction project today, Friday, August 28.

Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin restoration in early September.

Please anticipate the final restoration update to follow in September. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you. ​


7/31/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, finished replacing natural gas distribution pipe along County Road 92 and County Road 116.

Crews are currently replacing natural gas distribution pipe westwards along the south side of Highway 12 at 105th Street W.

Service lines are complete in two out of ten farms. Crews will continue working west towards 170th Avenue SE.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.​

12/4/2014 Update​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish construction within the scope of this project by Wednesday, December 17th.

Temporary hard surface restoration is underway, with a full restoration occurring in the spring of 2015.

If you have questions regarding CenterPoint Energy’s restoration, please call 612-321-5042 or visit our website. Thank you.

11/24/2014 Update​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continue replacing natural gas distribution pipe westwards along the south side of Highway 12, from 45th Street NW to approximately 1,400 feet west of 60th Street NW.

Crews finished construction underneath creek crossing at 28th Avenue SW.
Approximately 85% of the pipe is installed and construction is expected to be completed by the second week of December, weather permitting. Service line replacements will begin soon.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

11/17/2014 Update​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continue replacing natural gas distribution pipe westwards along the south side of Highway 12, from just west of 1st Avenue NW to 45th Street NW. Crews are expected to reach 45th Street NW by the end of the week.

Crews continue to directionally bore westwards underneath creek crossing at 28th Avenue SW. Construction is expected to continue until next week in this area.

Approximately 60% of the pipe is installed and construction is expected to be completed by the second week of December, weather permitting.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

11/11/2014 Update​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continue replacing natural gas distribution pipe westwards along the south side of Highway 12, toward 45th Street NW.

Beginning Monday, November 17th, crews will begin construction westwards underneath creek crossing at 28th Avenue SW.

Construction is expected to be completed by the second week of December, weather permitting.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

10/31/2014 Update​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continue replacing natural gas distribution pipe westwards along the south side of Highway 12, from Industrial Drive SW to 28th Street SW.

Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, is currently restoring boulevards along Trott Avenue SW and Industrial Drive SW. Approximately 90% of restoration along 60th Street NW is complete.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

10/27/2014 Update​​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently replacing natural gas distribution pipe along the north side of Trott Avenue SW toward Industrial Drive SW. Crews are also working northwards along the east side of Industrial Drive SW towards Highway 12.

Blacktop restoration from 13th Street SW to 16th Street SW along Trott Avenue SW is now complete.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

10/22/2014 Update​​​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently replacing natural gas distribution pipe at the intersection of 60th Street NW and County Road 92. Crews are working from the east and west at this intersection toward Hilltop Farms.

Construction is also continuing westwards along Trott Avenue SW. Crews are expected to be on the northwest side of the railroad tracks this week. 

Restoration of Trott Avenue SW is currently underway.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

10/7/2014 Update​​

Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continues replacing natural gas distribution pipe northwards along the east side 60th Street NW.

Crews started construction at the intersection of 13th Street SW and Trott Avenue SW and will continue westwards along the center line of Trott Avenue SW.

The south lane of eastbound Trott Avenue SW is closed as construction progresses in this area. Traffic will be detoured to the north.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

9/30/2014 Update​​

Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, continues replacing natural gas distribution pipe northwards along the east side 60th Street NW.

Construction is expected to begin on Highway 12 during the week of October 6th.

Expect intermittent traffic lane closures throughout the duration of the construction project.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

9/23/2014 Update​​

Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, has started replacing natural gas distribution pipe northwards along 60th Street NW.

Expect intermittent traffic lane closures of the north driving lane throughout the duration of the construction project.

Please re-visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.​​