Minneapolis – 34th Avenue S. between 43rd and 47th Streets E.
Scheduled Start Date: May 10, 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning on May 10 and lasting into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along on both sides of 34th Avenue S. between 43rd and 47th Streets E.
While Michels Corporation will replace two natural gas mains (one on each side of 34th Avenue S.), connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
What are the traffic impacts?
- For a portion of the project’s duration, the crews will work on one side of 34th Avenue S. at a time. For a separate portion, the crews will work on both sides of 34th Avenue S.
- Two-way traffic will be maintained on 34th Avenue S. Parking will be restricted on both sides of 34th Avenues S. Sidewalk closures will alternate.
- When the crews cross 45th Street E., full closures will alternate on either side of 34th Avenue S. During this time, drivers can travel north and south on 34th Avenue S., but they can turn onto 45th Street E. heading either eastbound or westbound. Driveways will remain open on 45th Street E. Detour signs will lead through traffic to either 33rd or 35th Avenues S.
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.