Shorewood Paving Project

Scheduled Start Date: June 14, 2021

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 98095676.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

Beginning in the week of June 14 and lasting into the summer of 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Shorewood along these roads in the following order: 

  • The intersection of Brand Circle and Christmas Lane
  • 62nd Street W. from Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail to east of Church Road
  • Church Road just south of 62nd Street W.
  • Grant Lorenz Road from Edgewood Road to Noble Road
  • Idlewild Path from Rustic Way to Suburban Drive
  • Manor Road from to 19915 to 20425 Manor Road
  • Radisson Road from 21125 to 20465 Radisson Road
  • Shore Road just south of Radisson Road

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 outside the limits of the City of Shorewood’s 2021 Mill and Overlay. The crews will work on one side of the road at a time. Parking will be restricted on the side of the road where the crews will work.

For most of the project’s streets, flaggers will be placed to help direct traffic. The crews will close Grant Lorenz Rd., Cathcart Dr. at 62nd St. W., and Idlewild Path to through traffic at separate times. For the Grant Lorenz Rd. closure, detour signs will lead drivers to Edgewood Rd., Howards Point Rd., and Smithtown Rd. For the Cathcart Dr. closure, detour signs will lead drivers to Cathcart Dr., Smithtown Rd., Strawberry Ln., and 62nd St. W. Idlewild Path will be closed to through traffic.

What is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol?

The construction crews and personnel will continue to use the Covid-19 Customer Permission Flyer, which requests customer permission prior to entering homes. Personnel, contractors and CenterPoint Energy employees will continue to practice CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, sanitary practices and wearing face masks when entering customer homes.

What if I have an inside gas meter?

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.

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 he arrives, he will leave a door tag with his contact information to schedule an appointment with him.

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?

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will follow to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work, including hard and soft surfaces. 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.