Richfield 2019 Reconstruction Project
Scheduled 2019 Start Date: July 22
Scheduled 2020 Start Date: April 6
Due to coronavirus concerns, CenterPoint Energy is delaying meter work that requires entering customer homes or disrupting customer gas service until further notice.
Project description: In 2019, CenterPoint Energy began its Richfield 2019 Reconstruction Project. This year CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will return to complete the project. Crews from Michels Corporation will 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.
Connecting service lines to the new mains: On April 6, the crews will begin connecting the project’s remaining service lines to the new mains. On the map on the opposite page, work will take place along the project’s route between Pillsbury and 4th Avenues S. and between 62nd and 69th Streets W.
Due to coronavirus concerns, CenterPoint Energy is delaying work that requires entering customer homes, such as moving gas meters outside. Gas service will not be interrupted. Crews will continue to replace service lines. A new service line will be replaced from the new main up to the resident’s home. The meter, whether it is currently inside or outside, will not be disrupted. 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. At a later date, the crews will come back to add the new meter onto the service line.
For approximately 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 our Project Status page above.
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 84719950 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.