Golden Valley – Noble Avenue N. and Merribee Drive

Scheduled Start Date: September 26, 2022

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Project Resource(s)

If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 99690356.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From Monday, September 26 into late October 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Golden Valley along Noble Avenue N. from Merribee Drive to Bassett Creek; the cul-de-sac of Bassett Creek Lane; and Merribee Drive from Noble Avenue N. to Lee Avenue N.

While NPL will replace the natural gas mains, connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by their work. During this time, Merribee Drive will be closed to through traffic from Noble to Lee Avenues N. Parking will be restricted on both sides of Merribee Drive and Bassett Creek Lane. Noble Avenue N. will have two-way traffic open with a lane shift.

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 soft surface 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.