Woodland – Wayzata Bay Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: May 3, 2021
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy, please reference the project’s name or number 96699094.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning May 3 and lasting into late summer of 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Woodland along the following streets:
- Maplewood Road from Breezy Point Road to Maple Ridge Road and from Maplewood Circle E. to Spirit Knob Road
- Gale Road south of Maplewood Circle W.
- Shavers Lane east of Maplewood Road
- Woolsey Lane and Breezy Heights Road north of Breezy Point Road
- Maple Hill Road just west of County Road 101
- Stone Arch Road just west of McKenzie Point 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. During this time, lane or parking closures may occur.
The crews are installing the new mains in the road three feet away from the existing mains. This will be away from the residents’ properties and driveways. Although customers can mark their privately-installed utilities, such as sprinkler systems or dog fences, the crews anticipate that the natural gas main replacements will not interfere with the private utilities. If customers mark their private utilities, they can do so with spray paint, utility flags, or other items. For sprinklers, marking the heads, rather than the lines, is necessary.
What are the traffic impacts?
- On Maplewood Road from Breezy Point Road to Maple Ridge Road and on Breezy Point Road from Woolsey Lane to Breezy Heights Road, the crews will have a lane shift with flaggers to maintain two-way traffic.
- On Maplewood Circle W. from Maplewood Circle E. to Spirit Knob Road and on Maplewood Circle E. from Marshland Road to Maplewood Circle W., the crews will close the road to through traffic. Local residents will have access. The crews will be on site to assist residents with access.
- These closures will happen in segments rather than all at once.
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?
A separate crew from Michels Corporation is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains and moving any inside meters to the outside of homes. This work will continue into July 2021. 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.
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.