Minneapolis - Nokomis Area
Scheduled 2019 Start Date: August 5
Scheduled 2020 Start Date: Late March/Early April
Project description: In 2019, CenterPoint Energy began its Nokomis Area project. This year CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will return to complete the project. Crews from Michels Corporation will replace the remaining natural gas mains and connect the remaining natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
Installing replacement gas mains: According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
Connecting service lines to the new mains: As social distancing practices and proper use of PPE, face masks and gloves have become normalized and as customers are willing to allow properly protected personnel into their homes to complete required work to modernize gas facilities, which is essential work, CenterPoint Energy authorized contractors will enter customer homes to complete work only with customer permission. Please see our flyer here:
The purpose of our flyer is to advise that with customer permission, crews will now enter homes to complete necessary gas meter work. If you choose not to allow crews to enter your home, gas service will not be interrupted, and we will reschedule for a time better suited to concerns you may have. Crews will continue to replace service lines. Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement and next to your home to complete the task of service line replacement.
On April 6, the crews will begin connecting the project’s remaining service lines to the new mains. On the map above, work will take place in two areas: 1) between Minnehaha Parkway and 50th St. E. and between 27th and 35th Avenues S. and 2) between 52nd and 58th Streets E. and between Nokomis and 35th Avenues S.
For approx. four weeks, Michels Corporation will be performing service line work outside the homes. When the crews return to perform inside meter work and to connect the meter to the service line, the timeline will be provided on this web page.
Traffic impacts: When the crews are connecting the service lines to the new mains, the crews will be working on one side of the road at a time. Parking will not be available on the side where active construction is occurring. These restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.
For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
Please reference the project name or number 88104238 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.