St. Louis Park – Rainbow Park Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: August 16, 2022
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 103173475 for the work happening along or north of Minnetonka Boulevard, or 97072131 for the work happening south of Minnetonka Boulevard.
From Tuesday, August 16 into fall 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in St. Louis Park. 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. Lane and parking closures may occur.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Along the following streets, Michels Corporation will replace natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move inside meters outside. This work will begin in the week of August 22:
- Sumter Avenue S. from 32nd ½ Street W. to Minnetonka Boulevard
- Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Nevada Avenues S. from 28th Street W. to Minnetonka Boulevard
- Minnetonka Boulevard from Texas to Louisiana Avenues S.
- 29th Street W. from Texas to Louisiana Avenues S.
- Maryland Avenue S. from Minnetonka Boulevard to 29th Street W.
Along Quebec, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Nevada Avenues S. from Minnetonka Boulevard to 32nd Street W., Michels Corporation will only connect natural gas service lines to mains and move inside meters outside. This work will begin on Tuesday, August 16. The crew will begin on Quebec Avenue S., working south from Minnetonka Boulevard.
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 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 soft surface 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