Minneapolis – 53rd Avenue N.


Scheduled Start Date: May 4, 2021

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Project Resources


What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From May 4 into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along 53rd Avenue N. between Oliver Avenue N. and 4th Street N.

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 53rd Avenue N. Resurfacing and Webber Park Resurfacing.


What are the traffic impacts?

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on 53rd Avenue N. The crews will work in the southern eastbound lane of 53rd Avenue N. 
    • Parking will be restricted on both sides of 53rd Avenue N. in areas of active construction. Parking may be restricted just north and south of 53rd Avenue N. in areas of active construction. 
    • While the south sidewalk will be closed, the north sidewalk will remain open. The crews may need to alternate sidewalk closures.

  • Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained on the cross streets except for Fremont and Colfax Avenues N. at separate times.
    • When the crews close the southern half of the intersection of Fremont and 53rd Avenues N., detour signs will lead through traffic to Emerson Avenue N. and 52nd Avenue N.
    • When the crews close the southern half of the intersection of Colfax and 53rd Avenues N., detour signs will lead through traffic to Bryant Avenue N. and 52nd Avenue N.

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 flyer 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.