Golden Valley – Golden Valley Road and Rhode Island Avenue

Scheduled Start Date: August 22, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 97940246.  

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From Monday, August 22 into late September 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting will work in Golden Valley along Golden Valley Road between Winnetka Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue, and along Rhode Island Avenue between Golden Valley Road and Highway 55. The work is anticipated to last for approximately four or five weeks.

Q3 Contracting will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, move any inside residential meters outside, and restore the areas affected by their work.

During this time, lane, parking or road closures may occur. Detour signs will redirect through traffic. The crews will work with businesses and residents on maintaining access.

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.