Deephaven – Azure Road, Lake Avenue, Hooper Lake Road

Scheduled Start Date: May 16, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 100929362.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From Monday, May 16 to early June 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Deephaven along the following streets:

  • Azure Road from Deephaven Avenue to Hamilton Avenue
  • Lake Avenue from Day Lane to Deephaven Avenue and from Talton Place to Monaltrie Avenue
  • Day Lane at Lake Avenue
  • Northhome Avenue from Lake to Park Avenues
  • Hooper Lake Road from Excelsior Boulevard to Vine Street

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.

What are the anticipated traffic impacts?

During this time, lane, parking, and road closures may occur. The crews plan to place the following detour routes during their respective closures at separate times:

  • When Lake Avenue will be closed from Talton Place to Monaltrie Avenue, a detour route will lead drivers to Monaltrie Avenue, Azure Road, and Deephaven Avenue.
  • When Azure Road will be closed from Deephaven to Hamilton Avenue, one detour route will lead drivers to Monaltrie Avenue, Rutledge Road, and Deephaven Avenue. Another route will lead drivers to Virginia Avenue, Rutledge Road, and Hamilton Avenue.
  • When Hooper Lake Road is closed from Vine Street to Excelsior Boulevard, a detour route will lead drivers to Vine Street, Highcrest Drive, Rosedale Avenue, Vine Hill Road, and Excelsior Boulevard.

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.