Minneapolis - Dorman Avenue Area
2019 Start Date: Late November
2020 Start Date: March 11
Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
In 2019, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced most of CenterPoint Energy’s project’s natural gas mains. In 2020, the crews will return to finish the remaining natural gas main installations, connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters to the outside of homes. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program
Update for 5/22/2020:
CenterPoint Energy has completed a portion of natural gas work in the Dorman Avenue Area. If you received our customer letter in late May
, your service line is newer in age and material and does not need to be replaced at this time. Therefore, this project will be re-visited at a later date. CenterPoint Energy continues to work with the City of Minneapolis to ensure all residents are safe and satisfied with the services they receive.
Installing replacement gas mains:
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. Connecting service lines to the new mains:
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 our 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.
Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. Although there won’t be any major road closures, the crews will work on one side of the road at a time. Lane and parking restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.
For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson
Please reference the project name or number 90934619 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.