Minneapolis – Corcoran Area Paving

Scheduled Start Date: September 2021

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If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 98079940.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

Beginning in September 2021 and lasting into summer 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will work in Minneapolis’s Corcoran Neighborhood. The crews will connect natural gas service lines to CenterPoint Energy’s gas mains, move any inside residential meters outside, and restore the areas affected by their work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Corcoran Area Resurfacing Project.

In areas of active construction, parking and lane closures may occur. The crews will work along the following streets:

  • 16th, 18th, Longfellow, 19th, 20th, 21, and 22nd Avenues S. between Lake Street E. and 35th Street E.
  • 23rd and 24th Avenues S. between 31st and 35th Streets E.
  • 25th Avenue S. between 33rd and 35th Streets E.
  • 26th Avenue S. between 34th and 35th Streets E.

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

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.