12/2/2020

Natural gas work

This week, crews from Michels Corporation will have replaced the natural gas mains on both sides of Roosevelt, Taft and Harding Streets NE from 23rd to Lowry Avenues NE.


When the crews work on each street, the road will be closed to through traffic and open to local traffic only. One sidewalk will remain open at a time. Detour signs will direct drivers to the next open block. Traffic will remain open on 23rd and Lowry Avenues NE during this time.


Restoration

Crews from Q3 Contracting will put down winter erosion control on the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. On the sidewalks and roads, the crews will put down temporary asphalt. In 2021, they will return for permanent restoration after Michels Corporation finishes connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains.

11/18/2020

By November 23, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, plan to finish replacing the natural gas main on both sides of McKinley Street NE between 19th and Lowry Avenues NE. From November 23 to December 4, the crews will replace the natural gas mains on both sides of Roosevelt, Taft and Harding Streets NE from 23rd to Lowry Avenues NE.


When the crews work on each street, the road will be closed to through traffic and open to local traffic only. One sidewalk will remain open at a time. Detour signs will direct drivers to the next open block. Traffic will remain open on 23rd and Lowry Avenues NE during this time.

11/11/2020

In the weeks of November 23 and 30, crews from Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains on both sides of McKinley Street NE between 22nd and Lowry Avenues NE. During this time, traffic will be open on 22nd, 23rd and Lowry Avenues NE. McKinley Street NE will be closed to through traffic. One sidewalk will be open at a time on McKinley Street NE. Detour routes will lead drivers from 22nd or Lowry Avenues NE to Stinson Parkway or Benjamin Street NE.


Crews from Q3 Contracting will follow Michels Corporation, putting temporary asphalt on the excavated sidewalk panels.


In 2021, Michels Corporation will return to connect the natural gas service lines to the mains. Q3 Contracting will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.

11/5/2020

In the weeks of November 2 and 9, the crews have been and will continue to replace the natural gas main on both sides of McKinley Street NE from the cul-de-sac just south of 19th Avenue NE to 22nd Avenue NE. During this time, McKinley Street NE will be closed to through traffic. One sidewalk will remain open at a time. Eastbound and westbound traffic will remain open on 19th and 22nd Avenues NE. The crews will continue replacing the natural gas main, moving north on McKinley Street NE.

Project Description

Beginning in early November, lasting until early December, and resuming in the spring, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along both sides of the following streets: McKinley Street NE between Lowry and 19th Avenues NE; and Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson and Harding Streets NE between Lowry and 23rd Avenues NE. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains and connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.


This year, Michels Corporation plans to replace the project’s natural gas mains. Next year, their crews plan to connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains. This year, if the weather isn’t conducive for permanent restoration, Q3 Contracting will temporarily restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work with winter erosion control. In 2021, these areas will be permanently restored.

Traffic Plans

The crews will close one or two blocks at a time to through traffic heading north or south. Local access will be maintained. Eastbound and westbound traffic will remain open during the project. When a block is closed, one sidewalk will remain open at a time. The crews will alternate sidewalk closures. Detour signs will lead drivers one block away from each closure. These closures are necessary during active construction to keep the public and construction personnel safe.