Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the project’s natural gas mains and are nearing completion on the natural gas work. They have been connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains. When the last service lines are connected, they will put the existing natural gas mains out of service.

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.

Project Description

Beginning in the week of May 31 and lasting into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along the following streets: 25th Ave. N. between Irving and Dupont Avenues N.; Aldrich Ave. N. & 25th Ave. N.; and Irving, Humboldt, Girard and Aldrich Avenues N. between 25th and 26th Avenues N. While Michels Corporation will replace two natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the first of the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.

Traffic Impacts

Full closures of the affected roads will occur for approx. two blocks at a time. Detour routes will lead through traffic to the next block or two over. Sidewalk closures will alternate as needed to maintain pedestrian access. Parking will be restricted on both sides of the road within the closures. The crews will work with residents on maintaining access.