Crystal – Sunnyview Park Neighborhood

Scheduled Start Date: April 4, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or the numbers 99715196 and 99715654.  

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From Monday, April 4 into late April or early May 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work along the following streets in Crystal’s Sunnyview Park neighborhood:

  • The cul-de-sac of Edgewood Avenue N. just south of 32nd Avenue N.
  • Georgia Avenue N. from 29th to 30th Avenues N.
  • Florida Avenue N. from 29th to 32nd Avenues N.
  • Edgewood Avenue N. from 29th to 30th Avenues N.
  • 29th Avenue N. from Georgia Avenue N. to Douglas Drive N.
  • 30th Avenue N. from Hampshire Avenue N. to Douglas Drive N.
  • 31st Avenue N. from Florida Avenue N. to Douglas Drive N.

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 outside the limits of the City of Crystal’s 2022 Utility Reconstruction.

What are the anticipated traffic impacts?

In areas of active construction, the crews may put parking, lane, and/or sidewalk restrictions. Along the following streets, the crews plan to set up closures to through traffic:

  • 30th Avenue N. from Florida to Edgewater Avenues N.
  • 29th Avenue N. from Edgewater Avenue N. to Douglas Drive N.
  • 30th Avenue N. from Edgewater Avenue N. to Douglas Drive N.

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?

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 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 page.