Fridley - Sylvan Hills Park Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: August 30, 2021
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 98682012.
Beginning in the week of August 30 and lasting into fall 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Fridley along the following streets:
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
- Satellite Lane NE from Starlite Boulevard NE to Mercury Drive NE
- Mercury Drive NE from Satellite Lane NE to Service Drive
- Sylvan Lane NE from Starlite Boulevard NE to Jupiter Drive NE
- Jupiter Drive NE from Sylvan Lane NE to Rainbow Drive NE
- Starlite Boulevard NE from Sylvan Lane NE to 61st Avenue NE
- Trinity Drive NE from Starlite Boulevard NE to 61st Avenue NE
- Rainbow Drive NE from 61st Avenue NE to Service Drive
- Star Lane NE at 61st Avenue NE
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. For most of the project’s duration, lane and parking closures will occur. Closures will occur along Service Drive at the intersections of Rainbow and Mercury Drives NE.
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.
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.
What if I have an inside gas meter?
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 arrive, they will leave a door tag with their contact information to schedule an appointment.
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.
What should I expect during restoration?
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. For photo examples, please visit our Restoration Practices