Minneapolis - 26th and 28th Streets W.

Scheduled Start Date for 26th Street W.: April 15, 2021

Scheduled Start Date for 28th Street W.: June 28, 2021

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Project Resource(s)

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project's name or number 95737109 for 26th Street W. or 95735484 for 28th Street W.

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.

What are the traffic impacts?

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:

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?

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.

What if I have an inside gas meter?

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.

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 he arrives, he will leave a door tag with his contact information to schedule an appointment with him.

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. Areas affected by our work will be restored to their original condition.

What should I expect during restoration?

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.