Minneapolis – Lynnhurst Neighborhood
- For the work on 50th St. W., it will be from Thursday, April 13 into late May
- For the meter move project, it will be several months in 2023, timing to be determined
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy, please reference 106372328 for the work on 50th St. W. or “Lynnhurst ISM” for the meter work.
Equix Integrity will update our records on the locations of sewer lines in relation to natural gas lines. A natural gas contractor (see below for each project) will replace natural gas lines and work on meters where needed. Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by the gas contractor’s work. There will be no assessment or cost associated with our work.
Marking utilitiesCenterPoint Energy will contact Gopher State One Call 811 to locate public underground utilities such as water, sewer, and cable. You will see markings such as spray paint and utility flags. They will be color-coordinated to indicate a separate utility.
If you have installed any private lines such as sprinklers or dog fences, we ask that you mark them with whatever material is convenient for you. Examples include spray paint, flags, and wooden sticks used to stir paint. Marking sprinkler heads is sufficient.
Work on 50th St. W. between Abbott and Lyndale Avenues S.
From Thursday, April 13 into late May, a crew from Michels Corporation plans to replace natural gas mains, replace service lines, and move inside meters outside. They will work along the following intersections. Please note that while some intersections will have only main work, others will have only service line and meter work:
- Main replacements: Zenith, Washburn, Vincent, Upton, Queen, Oliver, Newton, Morgan, and Logan Avenues S.
- Service line and meter work: between York and Washington Avenues S., between Queen and Penn Avenues S., between Fremont and Emerson Avenues S., between Colfax and Aldrich Avenues S.
During this time, expect lane, parking, and sidewalk closures on the side of the road where the crews are working. Some closures will alternate from each side of 50th Street W. at Logan Avenue S. and at the alley entrances between Queen and Penn on the north and south sides of 50th Street W.
Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
Meter work between 46th St. W., Minnehaha Pkwy., and Lyndale Ave.
For several months this 2023 construction season, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work on select streets throughout the Lynnhurst Neighborhood in Minneapolis. The project’s area is between 46th Street W. and Minnehaha Parkway and between Minnehaha Parkway and Lyndale Avenue.
Service line and meter workThe customer will receive a CenterPoint Energy postcard in the mail explaining the project before the natural gas crews perform the work. The crews will have CenterPoint Energy-authorized photo IDs. After the customer receives the postcard, the technician 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.
One natural gas crew typically works on about one block per week. They will either fully replace the service line or reconnect it to the new main, depending on the line’s age. For most properties, the crews remove at least one sidewalk panel in front of the house, excavate a hole by the outside meter, and bore the service line from the sidewalk to the house.
For inside meters, the crew will make a two- to three-hour appointment at a time that works with the resident. We encourage customers to work with the crew on where they want the meter to go, keeping limitations in mind such as a minimum of three feet away from areas such as windows, doors, and vents. Customers with outside meters will be notified prior to the replacement or connection of the service lines to the new mains.
The technician 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.
After the service line and meter work, the gas crew will backfill the excavated areas with dirt or gravel. This will be temporary before the restoration crew comes. On boulevards and lawns, they will refill the areas with black dirt, grass seed, and netting made of wood fiber that degrades over about four months. Prior to mowing the restored area, remove any loose staples that secured the netting. For photo examples, please visit our Restoration Practices page
We hope to minimize the disruption as much as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we replace our infrastructure. We wish you a great season.