UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

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To protect its streets from being torn up due to sewer service line failures, the city introduced a new multi-year project in 2015 to strengthen privately owned sanitary sewer lateral pipes.

Contractors use a no-dig method to install a new pipe inside the existing lateral pipe from the sewer main to a point just beyond the street edge. This technique has been shown to strengthen pipes and reduce the chance of failure.

Informational letter to residents impacted by 2019 project [PDF]

PowerPoint presentation from Jan. 10 informational meeting [PDF]

The city intends to continue the project through 2019.

2019 Project Area

Work is scheduled to begin in in summer 2019. Project area includes:

  • 10th Avenue from Market Street to Marschall Road
  • 11th Avenue East from Minnesota Street to Marschall Road and Merritt Avenue to Austin Street
  • Legion Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Shawmut Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Naumkeag Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Prairie Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Spencer Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Minnesota Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • 12th Avenue West and Jefferson Street intersection2019 sewer lining Project Area