Minneapolis - 18th Avenue NE from Hayes Street NE to Stinson Parkway
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, finished the project’s natural gas work. Further work is being done by contractors for the City of Minneapolis’s 18th Avenue NE (Johnson to Stinson) Reconstruction project. For more information, please visit the city’s web page.
Crews from Michels Corporation have finished replacing the project’s natural gas main and have connected service lines to the new main on 18th Avenue NE between Hayes and Garfield Streets NE. The crews are continuing to connect the project’s remaining service lines between Arthur Street NE and Stinson Parkway.
Project Description: CenterPoint Energy’s project is anticipated to last from March 30 to late May 2020. Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains and connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
Installing replacement gas mains: Michels Corporation will be installing the replacement gas main on this project. 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.
Connecting service lines to the new mains: 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 flyer 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.
Traffic impacts: On 18th Avenue NE, crews from Michels Corporation will begin at Stinson Parkway working west. Each block will be closed for approximately one to two weeks. Eastbound traffic will be detoured. Crews will notify residents or business owners if the crews need to cross any driveways.
Lane and parking restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.
For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
- Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Please reference the project name or number 92626414 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.