Edina - Melody Lake Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: March 29, 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From March 29 to late spring or early summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Edina along the following streets in the Melody Lake Neighborhood:
- Windsor Avenue and Hansen Road
- 56th Street W. between Dale and Code Avenues
- Hansen Road, Dale Avenue, Bernard Place, and Melody Lake Drive between 56th Street W. and Grove Street
- Grove Street between Hansen Road and Tingdale Avenue
- 59th Street W. between Code and Tingdale Avenues
- Code Avenue between Grove Street and 60th Street W.
- Tingdale Avenue between 59th Street W. and Benton Avenue
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. During this time, lane or parking closures may occur. This project will be done in coordination with the City of Edina’s Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction
During active construction, the crews will close parking on both sides of the road where they’re working. Windsor Avenue will be closed to through traffic and open to local residents only. Flaggers may be on site directing traffic.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 policy?
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.