Blaine – Jackson to Fillmore Streets NE, 89th to 91st Avenues NE
Scheduled Start Date: March 29, 2021
If you call or email any questions about this project, please reference the project's name or number 96542601.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From March 29 to within April or mid-spring 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Blaine along the following streets:
- Jackson, Van Buren, Tyler and Polk Streets NE between 89th and 91st Avenues NE
- Taylor and Fillmore Streets NE between 91st Avenue NE and 90th Lane NE
- 90th Avenue NE and 90th Lane NE between Polk and Fillmore Streets NE
While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
What will the traffic impacts be?During active construction, Polk Street NE will be closed to through traffic. On Jackson, Van Buren, Tyler and Polk Streets NE, parking will be restricted on both sides. Sidewalk closures will occur on one side of 89th and 91st Avenues NE.
When the crews are replacing the natural gas mains, they will connect the new ones to the existing intersecting ones on 89th and 91st Avenues NE. Flaggers will be placed at Jackson, Van Buren and Tyler Streets NE to help direct traffic and accommodate the crews’ work.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?
According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order
, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
As social distancing practices and proper use of PPE, face masks and gloves have become normalized and as customers are willing to allow properly protected personnel into their homes to complete required work to modernize gas facilities, which is essential work, CenterPoint Energy authorized contractors will enter customer homes to complete work only with customer permission.
The purpose of this flyer is to advise that with customer permission, crews will now enter homes to complete necessary gas meter work. If you choose not to allow crews to enter your home, gas service will not be interrupted, and we will reschedule for a time better suited to concerns you may have. Crews will continue to replace service lines. Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement and next to your home to complete the task of service line replacement.