Minneapolis – Fulton Neighborhood

Scheduled Start Date: April 4, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 100673012.

Update for October 6, 2022

The final of the project’s natural gas work is anticipated to be done within this month or early November. The restoration crew plans to finish all the project’s restoration by the end of October or early November. Although the crew plans to permanently restore the boulevards and lawns, they are prepared to put down erosion control blankets if the weather is too cold. If that happens, the crew will return in spring 2023 for permanent soft surface restoration. 

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From Monday, April 4 to fall 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis’s Fulton Neighborhood. 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. The crews will work along the following streets:

  • Ewing Avenue S. from 54th to 45th Streets W.
  • Drew Avenue S. from 54th to 44th Streets W.
  • Chowen Avenue S. from 54th to 50th Streets W. and from 47th to 44th Streets W.
  • Beard Avenue S. from 54th to 50th Streets W. and from 48th to 44th Streets W.
  • Abbott Avenue S. from 54th to 49th Streets W. and from 47th to 44th Streets W.
  • Zenith Avenue S. from 54th to 52nd Streets W.
  • York Avenue S. from 54th to 48th Streets W. and from 47th to 44th Streets W.
  • Washburn and Vincent Avenues S. from 47th to 44th Streets W.
  • 54th Street W. from France to Zenith Avenues S.
  • 52nd Street W. from France to Xerxes Avenues S.
  • 49th Street W. from Drew to Chowen Avenues S.
  • 46th Street W. from France to Chowen and from Beard to Zenith Avenues S.
  • 45th Street W. from Xerxes to Upton Avenues S.

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. 

Thank you for attending the virtual meeting!

We want to extend a big thank-you to all who attended Fulton Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9. CenterPoint Energy colleagues provided the PowerPoint slide here and answered constituents’ questions. We hope the information was helpful. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We hope to make the construction process as smooth as possible!