Project Updates - St. Louis Park - 2020 Pavement Project


5/29/2020

Updated: Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have connected natural gas service lines to the new mains along the following streets:

  • Basswood Road between Kipling Avenue S. and County Road 17
  • Natchez and Monterey Avenues S. south of 26th Street W.
  • Some of 25th Street W. between Monterey and Huntington Avenues S.

They are continuing to work on 25th Street W. and on the project’s other streets, following the main crews’ route. 



5/28/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main crews’ route. The crews have connected service lines on Basswood Road and most of 25th Street W. 


5/22/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished the project’s natural gas main installations.
  • The crews are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main crew’s route.
  • Currently the City of St. Louis Park’s contractor is working in the project area for the city’s Pavement Management – 2020 project. For more information on their project, please visit their website.
  • Crews from Q3, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipate restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work in June outside the limits of the city’s project. 



5/14/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipates finishing the natural gas main replacements within the week of May 18. This week and next they will finish the main replacements on Joppa Avenue S. and Natchez Avenue S.
  • This week the crews are beginning to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the same route in which the mains were replaced. 



5/4/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced the natural gas main on Monterey and Lynn Avenues. and at the intersection of 26th Street W. and Joppa Avenue S.
  • The crews are replacing natural gas main at the intersection of Inglewood Avenue and Cedar Lake Avenue.
  • This week beginning tomorrow on Tuesday, May 5, the crews will replace natural gas main on 25th Street W. working east toward Basswood Road and on then Basswood Road working east toward France Avenue S.
  • Currently the City of St. Louis Park’s contractor is working in the project area for the city’s Pavement Management – 2020 project. For more information on their project, please visit their website. 



4/29/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced the natural gas main on Monterey Avenue. They anticipate finishing the natural gas main replacement on Lynn Avenue this week. Next they will replace the natural gas main on 25th Street W. between Monterey and Lynn Avenues.


4/21/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin replacing the project’s natural gas main this Thursday, April 23. The crews will start on Monterey Avenue then work on Lynn Avenue. This will take place within the week of April 27. Work will take place on the east sides of Monterey and Lynn Avenues. 


4/17/2020

 
Project description: CenterPoint Energy’s project is anticipated to last from the week of April 27 to summer 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 St. Louis Park’s Pavement Management – 2020 project.
 
Installing replacement gas mains: Michels Corporation will be installing the replacement gas main on this project. 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 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.
 
Traffic impacts: 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. 

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For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 91056069 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.