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Vasquez

Natural Gas Project

Area: Denver and Commerce City, Colorado
Dates: 2021-2022

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If you have questions or need more information, visit our project website, or connect with us via phone or email:

Crews will not work on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. Crews will resume working on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Project Information

Friday, July 1, 2022

Next week, we will work in the following area:

  • Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 49th and 52nd avenues.
    • Night work.
    • Line installation.
    • Shifting lanes may occur.
    • No access impacts.

Schedules are subject to change.

We are installing about 5,500 feet of natural gas line in Denver and Commerce City. In 2021, crews worked along Vasquez Boulevard, between 48th and 53rd avenues in Denver. Work will continue through 56th Avenue in 2022.

This work allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable service, accommodates and supports area growth, and enhances system resiliency to extreme weather.

Work on the Vasquez Natural Gas Project began in September 2021 and will continue through fall 2022.

Schedules are subject to change.

During work you may notice:

  • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
  • Road and sidewalk closures.
  • Traffic control.
  • Temporary changes to access.
  • Construction noise.

We’ll restore work areas to preconstruction conditions as weather allows.

We will install natural gas line by open trenching and boring.

  • Open trenching involves digging a trench and placing the natural gas line in the trench.
  • Boring uses a bore machine to create an underground pathway through which the line is pulled or drilled.

We are committed to maintaining a safe working environment in your community. For your safety and the safety of our crews, remember these tips:

  • Watch for construction crews and equipment.
  • Do not enter construction areas.
  • Obey signage and directions from crews.
  • Reduce speeds while traveling.
  • Observe parking restrictions.
  • Remain flexible as work progresses and work areas change.

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Call us at 303-312-8824 or email us at Info@XcelEnergyVasquezNaturalGasProject.com to learn more.

For information on our commitment to safety, please visit our Public Safety page.

    About

    What is the project?

    We are replacing 5,500 feet of natural gas line in Denver and Commerce City, Colorado.

    Crews worked along the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 48th and 52nd avenues in 2021, installing a total of 3,215 feet of natural gas line.

    Work in 2022 is expected to take place along Vasquez Boulevard and the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 52nd and 56th avenues, along 56th Avenue and adjacent to the Suncor Energy facility and Brighton Boulevard.

    Why is the project needed?

    This project will replace existing natural gas line, and is part of our commitment to system revitalization, allowing us to continue to provide you safe, reliable service.

    Construction Overview

    What is the schedule and when will construction happen?

    Construction began in September 2021 and is expected to be complete by fall 2022.

    Construction will occur Mondays through Saturdays during daytime hours. Work outside these hours may be required. We will provide updates if after hours work is expected.

    Schedules are subject to change.

    Will construction affect me?

    If your home or business will be affected by construction, we will contact you directly.

    Will my natural gas service be interrupted?

    We do not anticipate interruptions to your natural gas service. We will communicate directly with you if one is needed and limit it to less than one day.

     Will I be able to get to my home?

    We will maintain access or provide alternative access points as safety allows. If access will be impacted, we will contact you directly to coordinate changes.

    What can I expect during construction?

    During construction you may notice:

    • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
    • Road, sidewalk and trail closures.
    • Traffic control.
    • Temporary changes to access.
    • Construction noise.

    Will you restore work areas? When?

    We will restore work areas to preconstruction conditions. Permanent restoration will occur at the end of the project when weather conditions allow.

    Public Outreach

    How can I ask questions or provide comments?

    Please contact us at our website, email or hotline with questions:

    Safety Information

    What are signs of natural gas leak?

    We add an odorant to natural gas to help detect potential leaks because it is naturally odorless.

    It is important to know how to recognize a natural gas leak, so use your senses. Signs include:

    • A “rotten egg” or sulfur-like odor, although it may smell differently to you.
    • Hissing, whistling or roaring sounds outside near a natural gas line or inside near an appliance.
    • Dirt spraying in the air or continuous bubbling in a pond or creek.
    • Unexplained dead or dying vegetation.

     What should I do if I think there’s a natural gas leak?

    Leave your home or business immediately. Once you are safely away, call 911, then Xcel Energy at 800-895-2999.

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