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CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are finishing the project. In the week of Monday, December 13, the crew from Michels Corporation plans to finish replacing the project’s natural gas mains. Below is the week’s schedule:
On December 13, the crew will put the final portions of the new main in the ground on the east side of Dodge Street to north of 192nd Avenue. Residents will see traffic cones and flashers around working equipment.
On Tuesday, December 14, the crew will finish connecting the remaining service lines to the new main on Carson Avenue.
On Wednesday, December 15, the crew will put the existing natural gas mains out of service in three locations. The first location will be at Gates Avenue and School Street, where the crew will close the right eastbound lane of School Street from Jackson to Gates Avenues. The second location will be in the southwestern corner of Dodge Avenue and Elk Hills Drive, where the crew will close the right southbound lane of Dodge Avenue approximately 75 feet south of Elk Hills Drive. The third location will be in the northeastern corner of Dodge Street and Elk Hills Drive, where the crew will place cones and flashers around their equipment.
On Thursday, December 16, the crew plans on finishing their work and cleaning the job site. This will conclude the project’s natural gas work.
A crew from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will put down winter erosion control on the areas affected by construction. During their work, lane shifts may occur. Cones and flashers may be placed around their equipment.
The hard surfaces will have temporary asphalt, including those that were previously concrete. In spring 2022, the crews will restore them to their original condition. On any excavations in boulevards and lawns, they will backfill with dirt and place netting over these areas. In spring 2022, they will return with black dirt and seed.
We appreciate your patience as we upgraded our natural gas lines. We wish you a safe holiday season!
This week, a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, is working on Dodge Avenue and Evans Street to connect the new main to the existing intersecting mains. During this time, they are working in the right southbound lane from Elk Hills Drive to 525 Dodge Avenue just north of 5th Street and the right northbound lane at 19449 Evans Street. On Thursday, December 9, the crew will work at Line Avenue and County Road 12, putting the existing main out of service. For that day only, the crew will close the right westbound lane of County Road 12 from Twin Lakes Road to Line Avenue.
Work will be suspended from Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28 for the holiday weekend. On Monday, November 29, the crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will resume the main replacement on County Road 12 and Line Avenue. That work will continue into the first half of the week of November 29.
After that, the crew will replace the natural gas main on Dodge Avenue. For approximately two weeks, ending in the week of December 6, they will work in the right southbound lane on Dodge Avenue from Elk Hills Drive to 5th Street.
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to replace the project’s natural gas mains. One crew will finish connecting the new mains to the existing intersecting mains on County Road 12 and Line Avenue. This work will last into the first half of the week of November 29. During this time, the north eastbound lane is closed on County Road 12 from Twin Lakes Road to Line Avenue.
Another crew will finish replacing the main within the utility easement by Marcus Elk River Cinema until tomorrow on Tuesday, November 23. During this time, traffic will not be impacted by this work.
This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing the natural gas mains on the following streets: One crew is replacing the main on Line Avenue and County Road 12, working within a lane shift on the north westbound lane of County Road 12. Another crew will finish replacing the main on Carson Court. From the middle to the end of this week, they will replace the main on School Street. During this time, the south eastbound lane of School Street will be closed.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the natural gas main on Jackson Avenue and across Highway 169 at Holt. They removed the shoulder closure from the highway. Later this week, Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. The traffic barriers will remain until restoration is done in that area.
This week, Michels Corporation will replace the main on Baldwin Avenue NW, staring at 3rd Street W. and working north to 5th Street W. Parking is restricted on Baldwin Avenue NW.
The crew set up warning signs on 5th Street W. From Monday, November 15 to Wednesday, November 17, they will close 5th Street W. from Baldwin to Dodge Avenues. During this time, detour signs will direct through traffic to Highway 169, Main Street and Line Avenue.
Today on Thursday, November 4, a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, has replaced the natural gas main across Highway 169 with shoulder closures.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the natural gas main on Jackson Avenue. In the week of November 1, they will complete the natural gas work on Jackson Avenue. This will include connecting the service lines to the new main and putting the existing main out of service. During this time, they have closed the southbound lane on Jackson Avenue from 190th to 191st ½ Avenues. Early in the week of November 1, they will cross Highway 169, maintaining traffic while closing lanes.
A crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace the natural gas main on Holt Street NW and will remove the traffic barriers by the end of the day on Monday, October 11. On Tuesday, October 12, the crew will begin replacing the main on Jackson Street NW, working in the west southbound lane from Holt Street NW to Freeport Court NW. This week, they will continue working south, setting up the lane shift where they are working.
On Monday, October 4, a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin replacing the project’s natural gas mains. During the week of October 4, they will replace the main on Holt Street between 193rd and 194th Avenues NW and at 197th Avenue NW.
In the week of October 11, they will replace the main on Jackson Avenue between 190th Avenue NW and Holt Street. They plan to replace the main across Highway 169 at 194th Avenue NW. During that time, lane shifts will occur on Highway 169 but no full road closures.
In the week of October 18, they plan to connect the new main to the existing intersection mains at Jackson Avenue and School Street.
In areas of active construction, lane shifts will occur. The sidewalk will be closed on the side where the crews are working. Parking may be restricted on the side streets near where the crews are working.
Beginning in late September 2021 and ending in late fall 2021 or spring 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Elk River along the following streets:
Baldwin Avenue NW from 5th to 3rd Streets NW; Line Avenue NW from Twin Lakes Road NW to Main Street NW; Carlson Street NW from Main Street NW to Chipotle Mexican Grill; Dodge Street NW from 193rd Street NW to Elk Hills Drive NW; Dodge Avenue NW from Elk Hills Drive NW to 5th Street NW; by Marcus Elk River Cinema, Flowers Plus of Elk River, and Burger King; Holt and Evans Streets NW from 193rd to 194th Streets NW; 193rd Street NW from Evans to Dodge Streets NW; and Jackson Avenue NW and Jackson Road NW from Freeport Court NW to School Street NW.
While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
During this time, parking, lane, sidewalk, and full road closures may occur. The following roads will have temporary closures at alternating times: Gates Avenue at School Street; Dodge Street from 193rd to 192nd Avenues NW; Elk Hills Drive just east of Dodge Street; and 5th Street NW from Dodge to Baldwin Avenues NW. The crews will be on site to help maintain local access. Our website will be updated throughout the project’s duration.
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.
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.
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.
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