Burnsville - Orchard Drive Area
Scheduled Start Date: May 24, 2021
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 97424128.
Beginning on May 24 and lasting into late summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Burnsville along the following roads:
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
- Earle Way and 149th Street W.
- Crystal Lake Road W. from County Road 5 to just east of Orchard Drive
- Hillside Lane from the cul-de-sac at Crystal Lake Road W. to Orchard Drive
- 150th Street W. between County Road 5 and Orchard Drive
- Orchard Drive between County Road 5 and Crystal Lake Road W.
- Cherry Lane between 150th Street W. and Orchard Drive
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 are the traffic impacts?
For most of the project’s duration, there will be lane shifts, some sidewalk closures, and restricted parking in areas of active construction or excavations. The exception will be on County Road 5 just south of 150th Street W. The crews will close the left-turn lane for drivers heading north on County Road 5 and west on 150th Street. Detour signs will lead these drivers to northbound County Road 5, westbound Southcross Drive, and southbound Judicial Road.
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 letter 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.