A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, connected the natural gas service lines to the new mains on Abercrombie and Tifton. They are currently connecting the service lines to the new mains on Duggan Plaza. In the week of November 29, the crew will finish the project’s natural gas work.
Work will be suspended from Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28 for the holiday weekend.
A crew from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will put down winter erosion control on the soft surfaces affected by construction. On any excavations in boulevards and lawns, they will backfill with dirt and place netting over these areas. In spring 2022, they will return with black dirt and seed.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing the natural gas main on Tifton Drive. They anticipate finishing the project’s main replacements in the week of October 11 or 18. Another Michels Corporation crew will begin connecting the service lines to the new mains. Late this week, they will begin on Danens Drive. Crews from Q3 Contracting plan to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work, following the gas work.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began replacing the project’s natural gas mains. They started on Danens Drive heading toward Ridgeview Drive. Currently they are replacing the main on 66th Street W., Warren Avenue, and the north side of Danens Drive. When they are done with the main replacement on Danens Drive, they will move to Ridgeview Drive and head south. In the week of September 27, another Michels Corporation crew will begin replacing the main on Duggan Plaza. During active construction, traffic will remain open, and parking will be restricted wherever the crews are working.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning after September 20 and lasting into fall 2021 or spring 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Edina along 66th Street W. between Ridgeview and Danens Drives and along the following streets south of 66th Street W.: Warren Avenue, Danens Drive, Circle Drive, Ridgeview Drive, Duggan Plaza, Tifton Drive, and Abercrombie Drive. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. During this time, lane or parking closures may occur.
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 they 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.
What should I expect during restoration?
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will follow to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work, including hard and soft surfaces. On the soft surfaces such as boulevards and lawns, various erosion control measures keep the restored area moist, hold seed in the soil, and enhance seed germination. If an erosion blanket is needed it is secured in place with staples. The mesh is a wood fiber that will completely degrade. Prior to mowing the restored area, remove any loose staples that secured the blanket.