CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are progressing on the project. Crews from Michels Corporation replaced the project’s natural gas mains and connected the service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will follow to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work, including hard and soft surfaces. We appreciate your patience as we continue to upgrade our natural gas system, ensuring system reliability for years to come.
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, plan to finish replacing the project’s natural gas mains by Friday, August 6. This week, the crews are beginning to connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains. The roads with active construction will continue to be closed to through traffic.
The crews have replaced the natural gas main to Telemark Trail. They will continue working toward Parkwood Road and then east to Kelsey Terrace. Currently the crews have Londonderry Drive and Parkwood Road to through traffic. Local access is maintained.
The crews estimate that they will finish replacing the project’s main by the end of the week of August 2. Any changes will be reflected on our website. When the main is replaced, another Michels Corporation crew will begin connecting the service lines to the new main.
This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began replacing the project’s natural gas mains, starting at 6601 Parkwood Road and working north to Telemark Trail. When they are finished replacing the main in this stretch this week, they will move to Londonderry Road.
Currently, parking is closed on both sides of Parkwood Road, Londonderry Road, and Stauder Circle. These roads will be closed to through traffic, while the crews will maintain local access.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
Beginning on July 6, 2021 and lasting into late summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Edina along Parkwood Road, Londonderry Road, and Stauder Circle. 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 roads with active construction will be closed to through traffic. The crews will coordinate with the residents to maintain driveway access.
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 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. Areas affected by our work will be restored to their original condition.
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.