St. Louis Park - 36th Street W. and Kipling Avenue
Scheduled Start Date: Mid-July 2020
Project description: From mid-July to late August 2020, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform work in St. Louis Park on the following streets: 36th Street W. between Lynn and Huntington Avenues; Lynn and Kipling Avenues between 36th and 36th ½ Streets W.; and 36th Street W. at Lynn Avenue. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main and connect the service lines to the new main, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
In the first half of the week of July 27, the crews will pause construction in St. Louis Park to work on another CenterPoint Energy project in Hopkins. The crews will return to St. Louis Park in the latter half of the week of July 27.
Although there won’t be any road closures, there will be a lane shift on 36th ½ Street W. at Lynn Avenue. In this area, parking will be restricted. The north sidewalk on 36th ½ Street W. will be closed. 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. Installing replacement gas mains:
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 letter 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.
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:
- Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Please reference the project name or number 94487435 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.