Minneapolis – 57th Street E. from Longfellow to 28th Avenues S.
Scheduled Start Date: March 22, 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From March 22 to late spring 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along 57th Street E. between Longfellow Avenue and 28th Avenue S.
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
. For more information on the city’s project, please visit their website.
What are the traffic impacts?
Although 57th Street E. will remain open to drivers, sidewalk and parking closures will occur. From Longfellow to Standish Avenues, the crews will work under the south sidewalk and boulevard of 57th Street E. From Standish to 28th Avenues S., the crews will work under the north sidewalk and boulevard of 57th Street E. In areas of active construction, parking will be restricted on both sides of 57th Street E. and just north and south of 57th Street E.
While one sidewalk will remain closed, the opposite will remain open. The crews anticipate removing a few sidewalk panels at a time to allow for the directional boring of the natural gas lines.
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 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.