For approximately two months beginning in late June, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in the Bancroft and Powderhorn Park Neighborhoods. While Michels Corporation will replace the large-diameter natural gas steel main, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.

From Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, the crew will close the intersections of 37th and 39th Streets E. along Elliot Avenue S. From Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 14, the crew will close Elliot Avenue S. from 36th to 37th Streets E. From Friday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 26, the crew will close Elliot Avenue S. from 37th to 38th Streets E.

One sidewalk will remain open at a time. For most of the road closures, vehicular traffic will be detoured to the next block over. When the intersection of 38th Street E. and Elliot Avenue S. will be closed, traffic will be detoured to Bloomington Avenue S., 35th Street E., and Park or Portland Avenues S. We appreciate your patience as we work as efficiently as we can.


In mid-June, beginning approximately the week of June 12 or 19, a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin replacing a large-diameter steel gas main on Elliot Avenue S. between 36th and 39th Streets E. (CenterPoint Energy replaced a small-diameter plastic main last year in this area.) They anticipate that this main replacement will last for about six weeks. This will include installing a vault in the northeastern corner of Elliot Avenue S. and 39th Street E.

During this time, all three blocks will be closed to through traffic, which will be detoured to the next block over. The crews will work with residents on maintaining access.

Restoration will follow by Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s other authorized contractor.