Project Status - New Prague - Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.)

11/21/2017
CenterPoint Energy finished construction on its Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.) project in New Prague. Construction began on October 9 and ended by November 17. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, replaced the existing natural gas mains on Central Avenue S., 1st Avenue SE and Columbus Avenue S. south of Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.).

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation connected the natural gas service lines to these installed mains.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction.
The crews have performed permanent restoration of the asphalt surfaces. However, the crews will be temporarily restoring the concrete surfaces with blacktop. Permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018. The soft surfaces (dirt and grass) will also be restored in spring 2018.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. CenterPoint Energy also wants to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!




11/2/2017
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in construction on its Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.) project in New Prague. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, replaced the existing natural gas mains on Central Avenue S., 1st Avenue SE and Columbus Avenue S. south of Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.).

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation also connected the natural gas service lines to these installed mains. The crews finished Phase 2 on October 31, 2017.

Phase 3
Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction on November 1 (Phase 3). Crews from Q3 Contracting will be performing permanent restoration of the asphalt surfaces. However, they will be temporarily restoring the concrete surfaces with blacktop. Permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018. The soft surfaces (dirt and grass) will also be restored in spring 2018.

Parking and lane restrictions are required in areas where construction activity is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. When the crews are finished, they will remove the traffic signs associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work.




10/18/2017
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in construction on its Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.) project in New Prague. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began installing the natural gas main south of Main Street E. from Central Avenue S. to Columbus Avenue S. (Please see our Map of Construction for details.) They began on October 9 and have finished within this week of October 16.

Phase 2
During the week of October 23, the crews will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the construction route. Phase 2 will last for several weeks to allow the crews to complete the service work.


Phase 3
When crews from Michels Corporation finish Phase 2, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin restoring the areas affected by construction. ​




10/5/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in New Prague on October 9, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until November 17, 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along Central Avenue S., 1st Avenue SE and Columbus Avenue S. between Main Street E. (County Road 13 E.) and 1st Street SE. 

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. Traffic signs associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed from the project site when restoration is complete. 

Construction will happen in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural ga 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?

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. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.