Minneapolis – Minnehaha Residential Paving
Scheduled Start Date: April 18, 2022
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 99458620.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From Monday, April 18 into summer or fall 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis’s Minnehaha 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 outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s paving project
Along the following streets, the crew will replace natural gas mains, connect service lines to the new mains, and move any inside meters outside:
- 40th Avenue S. from 50th to 52nd Streets E. and just north of 54th Street E.
- 43rd Avenue S. from 52nd to 54th Streets E.
- 52nd Street E. from 43rd to 47th Streets E.
Along the following streets, the crew will only connect the service lines to the new mains and move any inside meters outside:
- 40th Avenue S. from 49th to 50th Streets E. and from 52nd to 54th Streets E.
- 41st Avenue S. from 49th to 54th Streets E.
- 43rd Avenue S. from 50th to 52nd Streets E.
- 44th to 48th Avenues S. from Hiawatha Avenue to 54th Street E.
- Hiawatha Lane from 53rd to 54th Streets E.
During this time, lane shifts, parking restrictions, and road and sidewalk closures may occur. Parking will be restricted in areas of active construction. If one sidewalk is closed, the opposite side will be open. The following streets will be closed to through traffic at separate times:
What are the anticipated traffic impacts?
- 40th Avenue S. from 50th to 52nd Streets E. and from 53rd to 54th Streets E.
- 43rd Avenue S. from 52nd to 53rd Streets E.
- 52nd Street E. from 43rd to 47th Avenues S.
- 47th Avenue S. from 52nd Street E. to 46th Avenue S.
More information will be posted throughout the project’s timeline.
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 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