Scheduled 2022 Start Date: TBD
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 93245385.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?Beginning in the week of August 23 and lasting into spring or summer 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis. Michels Corporation will replace natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside. Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. During this time, lane or parking closures may occur along the following streets:
- 25th Avenue N. between Penn. and Ilion Avenues N.
- Hillside Avenue and 24th Avenue N. between 25th Avenue N. and Logan Avenue N.
- Willow Avenue N. between Penn and Logan Avenues N.
- Newton Avenue N. between 26th and 24th Avenues N.
- Logan Avenues N. between 26th and 25th Avenues N.
- James Avenue N. between 26th Avenue N. and West Broadway Avenue
- Ilion Avenue N. between 25th Avenue N. and James Avenue N.
- Irving Avenue N. between 24th and 22nd Avenues N. and between Hillside and James Avenues N.
- 22nd Avenue N. between Ilion and Irving Avenues N.
- Hillside Avenue N. between Irving and Girard Avenues N.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, finished replacing the project’s natural gas mains. In 2022, they will return to connect the service lines to the new mains. More information will be provided closer to that portion of the project.
Update as of 10/27/2021
This fall, Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will put temporary asphalt on the sidewalk panels and straw netting on the areas that were affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
In 2022, Q3 Contracting will follow Michels Corporation’s service line work. When that work is done, Q3 Contracting will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work to their original condition. We appreciate your patience as we upgrade our natural gas lines, and we wish you a safe season!
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.
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.
What if I have an inside gas meter?
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 he arrives, he will leave a door tag with his contact information to schedule an appointment with him.
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 permanent restoration in 2022?
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will follow to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work, including hard and soft surfaces. 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