Minneapolis - 46th Avenue S. and 42nd Street E.
Scheduled Start Date: May 3, 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From May 3 into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along the following streets:
- Coffey Lane between 46th Avenue S. and Folwell Drive
- Folwell Drive between 46th Avenue S. and Edmund Boulevard
- Morrill Lane between 46th Avenue S. and Folwell Drive
- Edmund Boulevard between 42nd Street E. and Folwell Drive
- 42nd Street E. between Coffman Lane and Edmund Boulevard
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 42nd Street E. Reconstruction
What are the traffic impacts?
No full road closures will be expected for this project. Lane shifts and parking restricted on both sides of the road will be effective in areas of active construction. With any sidewalk closures, the sidewalk on the opposite side of the road will be open. Flaggers may be in place on Edmund Boulevard to help direct traffic.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?
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.