Project Status - Glencoe - Baxter Avenue N.

5/17/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are finishing construction on the Baxter Avenue N. project within this week of May 15-19. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be restoring the areas affected by construction.

Further construction is being done by the City of Glencoe. For more information on their Baxter Avenue N. project, please visit their website​.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents and customers for their patience during the construction process.



4/14/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have finished installing natural gas mains (Phase 1) on all but one intersection on Baxter Avenue N. from 10th Street E. to 6th Street E. The intersection of Baxter Avenue N. and 10th Street E. will be finished under the railroad in the latter half of the week of April 17.

Meanwhile, the Phase 1 crews have started installing new mains on 11th Street E. from Elliot to Ford Avenues N. They plan to complete that section by Wednesday, April 19.

The Phase 2 crews have started connecting the natural gas service lines to the newly-installed mains along 12th Street E. from Baxter to Ford Avenues N. They plan to finish 12th Street E. by Friday, April 21.

For this project, there are no roads closed or lanes shifted. Sidewalks may be closed in areas where active construction is occurring.

CenterPoint Energy wishes you a Happy Easter weekend!


3/31/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently working on Phase 1 of the Baxter Avenue N. project in Glencoe.


Today on Friday, March 31, the crews have been installing natural gas distribution main on E. 12th Street and all the streets north of E. 12th Street from Baxter Avenue N. to Ford Avenue N.


Starting next week on Monday, April 3, they will be finishing main installation on E. 12th Street and will be installing main southward on Baxter Avenue N.


There are no roads closed on this project. CenterPoint Energy will continue to provide updates on this Project Status web page.



3/10/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Glencoe the week of March 20, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until June 2017. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along Baxter Avenue N., E. 12th Street and E. 13th Street.

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

Construction typically happens in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer's gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction--typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer's yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also be replacing several natural gas service lines that connect from the main to the customer's property. Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service as the crews are installing the gas service line. 

Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement to complete the task of service and main distribution line replacement. If a customer’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042.