6/9/2021

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the project’s natural gas mains and are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains.


What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?

The construction crews and personnel will continue to use the Covid-19 Customer Permission Flyer, which requests customer permission prior to entering homes. Personnel, contractors and CenterPoint Energy employees will continue to practice CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, sanitary practices and wearing face masks when entering customer homes.


What if I have an inside gas meter?

The customer will receive a CenterPoint Energy postcard in the mail typically within one or two weeks prior to the day when the Michels Corporation crews will perform the work. The crews will have CenterPoint Energy-authorized photo IDs stating that they are employees of Michels Corporation.


After the customer receives the postcard, the foreman will arrive at the customer’s house to schedule an appointment that typically meets with the customer’s schedule. If the customer isn’t home when he arrives, he will leave a door tag with his contact information to schedule an appointment with him.


Customers are advised to set aside a two- to four-hour time frame for the inside-to-outside gas meter move. They are also advised to mark their privately-installed utilities such as dog fences or sprinklers. Marking can be accomplished with tools such as spray paint or utility flags. The foreman will access the natural gas meter inside the house, move the meter outside, and relight the natural gas appliance pilot lights after the new meter has been relocated.


Customers with outside meters will be notified prior to the replacement or connection of the service lines to the new mains. Areas affected by our work will be restored to their original condition.

6/1/2021

A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, has replaced the natural gas main along 55th Street W. and along the cul-de-sac at Beard Court and 55th Street W. This week, they are connecting the new main to the existing intersecting mains on 54th Street W. from Ewing to Zenith Avenues S. They plan to finish the natural gas main replacement late this week or early in the week of June 7.


Another crew from Michels Corporation is continuing to connect the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains. They are following the main crew’s route.

5/25/2021

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing the natural gas main on Drew Avenue and on the south side of 54th Street W. This week, the crews will begin replacing the mains within the cross streets along 54th Street W., starting at Ewing Avenue S. In the week of Memorial Day, the crews will begin replacing the main on 55th Street W.

5/20/2021

This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing the natural gas main on the south side of 54th Street W. Two-way traffic is being maintained with a lane shift on 54th Street W. on the east side of France Avenue S. The north sidewalk of 54th Street W. remains open. The project’s main replacements are planned to continue into the second week of June. Another crew from Michels Corporation will follow the main crew’s route to connect the service lines to the new mains.

5/13/2021

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have begun replacing the project’s natural gas main work. They are beginning on the north side of 54th Street W., working from Zenith to France Avenues S. Parking is restricted on the north side of 54th Street W. from Zenith to Beard Avenues S. and on the south side of 54th Street W. from Zenith to France Avenues S.


After the crews replace the main on 54th Street W., they will connect the new main to the existing intersecting ones along the intersections of Zenith, Abbott and Beard Avenues S. This is scheduled to happen in the week of May 17. Lane shifts and parking restrictions will occur in these areas for a limited time.

Project Description

Beginning on May 13 and lasting into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Edina along the following streets: 54th Street W. between France and Zenith Avenues S. with crossings to each intersection except France Avenue S.; Fuller Street from France Avenue S. to Abbott Place; 55th Street W. from Ewing Circle to Beard Avenue S.; Drew Avenue S. between Fuller Street and 55th Street W.; Beard Avenue S. between Fuller Street and 54th Street W.; and Abbot Place from Fuller Street to 54th Street W.


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 the City of Edina’s “Creek Knoll A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction.”

Traffic Impacts

Parking and lane closures may occur. Near the intersection of France Avenue S. and 54th Street W., parking will be restricted on both sides of the streets while the crews work in the southeastern corner of the intersection. Entrances to driveways and parking lots will remain open. The sidewalk in the southeastern corner of the intersection will be closed.


Parking will be restricted on both sides of 54th Street W. from Beard to Zenith Avenues S. and just north and south of the intersections along this route.