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Vasquez

Natural Gas Project

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

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Project Information

Friday, August 12, 2022

Crews will start construction as early as the week of August 15.

You can expect to see:

  • Increased construction traffic.
  • Preparation and delivery of materials to staging areas.
  • Traffic control measures being implemented.

Please note schedules are subject to change.

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

We have completed construction on the Denver portion of the project, including work on Vasquez Boulevard and the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 48th and 53rd avenues.

Work in 2022 will continue along Vasquez Boulevard and the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 53rd and 56th avenues, along 56th Avenue and adjacent to the Suncor Energy facility and Brighton Boulevard.

This work allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas 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.

    We have completed construction on the Denver portion of the project, including work on Vasquez Boulevard and the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 48th and 53rd avenues.

    Work in 2022 is expected to take place along Vasquez Boulevard and the Vasquez Boulevard frontage road between 53rd 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 allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas service, accommodates and supports area growth, and enhances system resiliency to extreme weather.

    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?

    We will contact you directly if your home or business will be affected by construction.

    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. We will contact you directly to coordinate changes if access will be impacted.

    What can I expect during construction?

    During construction you may notice:

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

    Will you restore work areas? When?

    We restore work areas to preconstruction conditions as weather allows. Work areas may be left temporarily restored after construction until we can complete final restoration.

    Public Outreach

    How can I ask questions or provide comments?

    Please contact us at our 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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