Minnetonka – Stone Road Neighborhood west of Plymouth Road
Scheduled Start Date: August 15, 2022
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 102901162.
From Monday, August 15 into late fall 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minnetonka along the following streets:
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
- Sheffield Circle N. and Sheffield Circle S.
- Stone Road from Oakland Road to Sheffield Curve
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.
For most of the project’s duration, flaggers will be on site. The anticipated road closure will occur on Stone Road from Oakland Road to Preston Road. During this time, two-way traffic will remain open on Oakland Road. Through traffic will be detoured to Oakland Road, McGinty Road E., and Plymouth Road. Local access will remain open.
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