Project Status - Mound - Lynwood Boulevard Area
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have finished Phases 1 and 2 of the Lynwood Boulevard Area project. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently working on Phase 3, which is restoring the areas affected by construction.
CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents and customers for their patience during the construction process.
Early within the week of May 8, Michels Corporation will be finishing Phases 1 and 2 of 3. When Michels Corporation is finished, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will restore the areas affected by construction (Phase 3).
Restoration is anticipated to last until the end of the week of May 8 or 15. Phase 3 is the final phase in the Lynwood Boulevard Area project.
CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.
Throughout the week of April 17, the crews will be working on Phase 1 on Lynwood Boulevard from Fairview Lane to Belmont Lane. Beginning the week of April 24, the crews will work on Phase 1 on Fairview Lane from Lynwood Boulevard to Shoreline Drive. Either during the week of April 24 or May 1, the crews will work on Phase 1 on Wilshire Boulevard between Shoreline Drive and Maywood Road. Wilshire Boulevard will be the final road to have new mains installed on this project.
There are no anticipated lane restrictions or sidewalks closed. If necessary, the crews may close lanes where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?
Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Mound on April 17, 2017. Project construction is expected to last three weeks. (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 Lynwood Boulevard, Fairview Lane and Wilshire Boulevard.
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.