Minneapolis - Phillips Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: First week of April 2020
CenterPoint Energy’s project is anticipated to last from the first week of April to fall 2020 with work from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors. Crews from Michels Corporation will replace natural gas mains and connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program
From the first week of April to early May, the crews anticipate replacing natural gas mains along the following streets in the following order. These will be the first in the project’s streets to have gas main replacements:
- The western side of 17th Avenue S. from 29th Street E. to Lake Street E.
- The eastern side of 13th Avenue S. from 25th Street E. working south to 29th Street E.
- The western side of 14th Avenue S. from 25th Street E. working south to 31st Street E.
Installing replacement gas mains:
- On 26th and 27th Streets E. between 12th and 14th Avenues S.
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:
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.
Traffic impacts: On the project’s roads with eastbound and westbound traffic, parking will be restricted on both sides in areas of active construction. On the project’s roads with northbound and southbound traffic, parking will be restricted on the side where the crews are working. Any road closures will be minimized. Lane and parking 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 numbers 91668198 and 91248291 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.