New Hope – Xylon Avenue N. Neighborhood
Scheduled Start Date: October 10, 2022
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 99999937.
Beginning in mid-October, lasting into November, pausing in the winter, and resuming in spring 2023, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in New Hope along the following streets:
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
- 33rd Avenue N. from Boone to Wisconsin Avenues N.
- Cul-de-sacs of 33rd Avenue N. and Boone Circle
- Yukon Avenue N. from 36th Avenue N. to Boone Avenue N.
- 34th Avenue N. from Boone to Xylon Avenues N.
- Zealand Avenue N. from 36th Avenue N. to Aquila Avenue N.
- Xylon Avenue N. from 33rd to 36th Avenues N.
- The corner of Wisconsin Avenue N. and 35th ½ Avenue N.
While Michels Corporation 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 Michels Corporation’s work.
Areas affected by our work will be restored to their original condition. Depending on the weather, Q3 Contracting may put down temporary restoration, such as asphalt on previously concrete surfaces and winter erosion control on boulevards and lawns, before returning in 2023 for permanent restoration.
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.
What if I have an inside gas meter?
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 permanent 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