Hastings – 15th Street West
Scheduled Start Date: March 29, 2021
What is CenterPoint Energy doing?
From March 29 to late spring 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Hastings along 15th Street W. between Pleasant Drive and Pine Street. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any residential inside meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Hastings’s 2021 Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements (15th Street – Phase II)
. The city’s project is a separate job that would start in late May.
What will the traffic impacts be?
Work will happen in segments rather than all at once. Two-way traffic will be maintained on 15th Street W. In areas of active construction, parking and some sidewalks will be restricted. A temporary closure will happen on Hillside St. at 15th Street W. without obstructing any residential driveways. Detour signs will lead drivers to Westview Drive and 14th Street W. These closures are necessary to keep the crews and the public safe.
Why is CenterPoint Energy replacing natural gas lines?
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. We appreciate your patience as we continue to upgrade our natural gas system, ensuring system reliability for years to come.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?
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’s 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.