Minneapolis – Aldrich Avenue N. from 12th to 18th Avenues N.

Scheduled Start Date: April 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or the numbers 100968331 for the work on Bryant Avenue N. and 18th Avenue N. and 100969884 for the work on Aldrich Avenue N.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From April to late summer 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along the following streets:

  • Bryant Avenue N. from West Broadway Avenue to 18th Avenue N.
  • 18th Avenue N. from Bryant to Aldrich Avenues N.
  • 16th Avenue N. from Aldrich to Dupont Avenues N.
  • Aldrich Avenue N. from 18th Avenue N. to the cul-de-sac south of 12th Avenue N.

From April to June, the crews will replace a small-diameter plastic main, connect service lines to this new main, and move any inside residential meters outside. During this time, lane and parking restrictions will occur. Flaggers may be on site.

From June to August (pending the crews’ progress), the crews will replace a large-diameter steel main. Because the crews need to trench the road to weld pieces of the main together, the crews will close the roads a few blocks at a time for a few weeks at a time.

The crews will restore the areas affected by their work.

What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?

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 Q3 Contracting crews will perform the work. The crews will have CenterPoint Energy-authorized photo IDs stating that they are employees of Q3 Contracting.

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 they arrive, they will leave a door tag with their contact information to schedule an appointment with them.

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?

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. For photo examples, please visit our Restoration Practices page.