Crystal - 2020 Mill and Overlay
Scheduled Start Date: April 13, 2020
Map of Construction - only 36th Avenue N. between Welcome and Brunswick Avenues N. and between Douglas and Hampshire Avenues N.
Map of Construction - including 36th Avenue N. and project's remaining areas that are postponed as of 4/14/20
Project update as of 4/14/20: Since CenterPoint Energy is delaying inside meter work due to concerns over COVID-19, CenterPoint Energy is delaying most of its work for the Crystal – 2020 Mill and Overlay project. Work by CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will continue on 36th Avenue N. between Hampshire and Welcome Avenues N. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction.
Installing replacement gas mains:
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.
Connecting service lines to the new mains:
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. Please see our flyer here:
The purpose of our 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.
Traffic impacts: During this work, two-way traffic will be maintained on 36th Avenue N. as the crews work several blocks at a time. The crews will notify any resident whose driveway will be temporarily blocked. Local access will be maintained. Lane and some sidewalk restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
The remaining areas of the project will be rescheduled at a later time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to modernize our gas system while respecting COVID-19 protocol.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.
For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
Please reference the project name or number 91773755 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.