Minneapolis – Plymouth Avenue N. from Washburn to Queen Avenues N.
Scheduled Start Date: March 29, 2021
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning on March 29 and lasting into late spring or early summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along Plymouth Avenue N. between Washburn and Queen Avenues N. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
What are the traffic impacts?
- The crews will work on a few blocks at a time. In areas of active construction, parking will be restricted on both sides of Plymouth Avenue N. and on both sides of the cross streets just north and south of Plymouth Avenue N.
- From Vincent to Queen Avenues N., the crews will work on the north side of Plymouth Avenue N. for the main replacement. To connect the service lines to the new main, the crews will alternate working on the north and south sides of Plymouth Avenue N. in this area. One sidewalk will remain open at a time. On whichever side the crews work, the alley entrances will be closed at Plymouth Avenue N.
- Traffic will be shifted on Plymouth Avenue N. and on the cross streets.
- For a short duration, the crews will work on the south side of Plymouth Avenue N. at Washburn Avenue N. and at Queen Avenue N.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?
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.
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 this 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.