Minneapolis – Folwell East Paving Area

Scheduled Start Date: Spring 2022

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If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 99435561.

How can I join the virtual meeting?

On Monday, April 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST, CenterPoint Energy will join Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association for a Q&A session on CenterPoint Energy's work this year. To join via your computer, please visit the Zoom meeting link here. We hope to see you there!

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

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

  • 20th Avenue S. from 36th to 37th Streets E.
  • 18th Avenue S. from 35th to 37th Streets E.
  • Longfellow Avenue S. from 35th to 37th Streets E.
  • 19th Avenue S. from 35th to 37th Streets E.
  • 20th Avenue S. from 35th to 36th and from 37th to 38th Streets E.
  • 21st Avenue S. from 35th to 37th Streets E.
  • 22nd Avenue S. from 35th to 37th Streets E.
  • 24th to 27th Avenues S. from 35th to 38th Streets E.
  • 36th ½ Street E. from 21st to 24th Avenues S.

While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. During this time, lane shifts will occur. Parking may be restricted on the side of the street where the crews are working.

On 20th Avenue S. from 36th to 37th Streets E., the crew will replace a natural gas main, connect the service lines to that main, and move any inside meters outside. On the project’s remaining streets, the crews will only replace and/or connect service lines to the mains and move any inside meters outside.

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.