In the middle of the week of July 12, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, plan to finish the project’s natural gas work. This includes connecting the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains and putting the existing natural gas mains out of service.

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.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

Beginning in early June and lasting into the summer of 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Apple Valley along the following roads west of Pennock Avenue: Cimarron Road, Cimarron Court, Surrey Trail North, and Surrey Trail South.

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. The crews will work on one side of the road at a time. Although no full road closures are expected, parking and lane closures may occur.