Minneapolis - Moving Inside Meters Outside in Standish and Ericsson Neighborhoods
Scheduled Start Date: Summer 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning in summer 2021 and lasting into spring 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in the Standish and Ericsson neighborhoods in Minneapolis along the following streets:
- Longfellow Avenue S. from 40th to 47th Streets E., minus the 4300 block
- 19th Avenue S. from 40th to 44th Streets E.
- 20th Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 21st Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 22nd Avenue S. from 39th to 43rd Streets E.
- Standish Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 23rd Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 24th Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 25th Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 26th Avenue S. from 38th to 43rd Streets E.
- 27th Avenue S. from 38th to 44th Streets E. and the 4700 block
- 29th Avenue S. from 38th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- 30th Avenue S. from 38th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- Nokomis Avenue S. from 39th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E., minus the 4400 block
- 31st Avenue S. from 40th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- 32nd Avenue S. from 41st to 46th Streets E., minus the 4300 and 4700 blocks
- 33rd Avenue S. from 42nd to 47th Streets E.
- 35th Avenue S. from 44th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- 36th Avenue S. from 46th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- 37th Avenue S. from 47th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
- 38th Avenue S. from 47th Street E. to Minnehaha Parkway E.
While Michels Corporation will move any inside residential meters outside and reconnect or replace the natural gas service lines to the existing natural gas mains, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the following City of Minneapolis’s projects:
During this time, lane or parking closures may occur.
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.
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.
What should I expect during restoration?
Crews from Q3 Contracting 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