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CenterPoint Energy says that their focus is on delivering safe and reliable electric service. To do this, they maintain and enhance existing infrastructure as well as build new infrastructure and facilities to accommodate a growing service territory. With the Sugar Land area continuing to grow, this project is intended to increase capacity at the Imperial Substation located near Lowe’s Home Improvement on US-69. The project aims to improve reliability and prepare the electric system to meet load growth.
Please contact CenterPoint Energy Transmission Projects at 713-207-6307 for questions or concerns.
The following map displays the limits of the project and new pole locations:
CenterPoint has confirmed that work related to pulling wire and transmission work around neighborhoods is complete as of mid-January, 2019. Some work still remains in the First Colony Mall area which is expected to be completed in January 2019. CenterPoint is working with TxDOT on approvals for some lane closures so that crews can install a conductor that will be crossing US-69. Construction crews are working on cleanup and restoration along the corridor near residential areas through the month of January.
If you would like to know more about timing and scheduling of CenterPoint construction in your area, contact CenterPoint Energy Transmission Projects at 713-207-6307.
CenterPoint contacts businesses directly and provides notifications by door hangers as well as registered letters to homeowners.
The company does not expect any major outages related to this work. However, when the company switches the circuits from the original cables to the new cables, there will be some minor planned outages; customers will be notified in advance. Notifications have been sent to residents who will be affected by construction crews who will need access to build the line. For more information, contact CenterPoint Energy Transmission Projects at 713-207-6307.
Sugar Land is working with CenterPoint to ensure that any mud or debris associated with this work is removed each day per the City’s Stormwater Quality Management and Discharge Control Program. CenterPoint has ensured the City that damages to streets and/or trails will be returned to previous conditions when their work is complete.
Generally, the City does not have regulatory authority over projects within CenterPoint’s right-of-way. However, pursuant to the City’s Stormwater Quality Management and Discharge Control Program, the City regulates discharges into the City’s storm water drainage system. Additionally, any damages to City-owned property (i.e. pedestrian trails) or private property (i.e. backyard fences) should be restored to pre-construction conditions.