Excelsior – Highway 7 from Hazeltine to Excelsior Boulevards

Scheduled Start Date: May 31, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 100563408.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From late May into August 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Excelsior along Highway 7 from Hazeltine to Excelsior Boulevards. While Michels Corporation will replace the large-diameter natural gas steel main, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. During this time, closures may occur within lanes, sidewalks, parking, and the roads. 

The crew anticipates that the remaining natural gas main replacement will last into the first week of August. Since the crews weld the pieces of the pipe together, the steel main replacement requires open excavation and takes longer to install than the small-diameter plastic main. Time spent on each block will vary due to the size of the block, the steel offsets, the restoration preparation, and the weather.

When the steel work is done, Q3 Contracting plans to return to permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we upgrade our natural gas lines.

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.