Minneapolis - 26th and 28th Streets W.
Scheduled Start Date for 26th Street W.: April 15, 2021
Scheduled Start Date for 28th Street W.: TBD
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From April 15 to late spring or early summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along 26th Street W. between Dupont and Lyndale Avenues S. and along 28th Street W. between Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues S.
The natural gas work on 26th Street W. is estimated to last for approximately three weeks beginning April 15. The start date for work on 28th Street W. will be updated closer to the project’s start date. The natural gas work on 28th Street W. is estimated to last for approximately three weeks.
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 outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program
Eastbound traffic will remain open on 28th Street W. Westbound traffic will remain open on 26th Street W. On each street, the following traffic plan will happen during active construction:
What are the traffic impacts?
Parking will be restricted on 28th Street W. Sidewalk closures will alternate as needed. Two-way traffic will be maintained heading northbound and southbound on the cross streets. There will be a lane shift on Hennepin Avenue at 28th Street W.
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.