Leadville Natural Gas Project

Area: Unincorporated Lake County and the City of Leadville, Colorado
Dates: 2019 – 2025

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Project Information

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023

During the week of Sept. 25, 2023, we expect to install natural gas line, replace natural gas services and restore work areas in the following areas:

  • West 10th Street alley, between Harrison Avenue and Poplar Street
  • West 10th Street, between Harrison Avenue and Spruce Street
  • West 9th Street alley, between Harrison Avenue and Spruce Street
  • Harrison Avenue, between West 10th and 9th streets
  • Leiter Street, between West 6th and 2nd streets
  • Spruce Street, between West 10th and 9th streets
  • West 9th Street, between Harrison Avenue/Highway 24 and Maple Street
  • West 8th Street, between James Street and West 6th Street
  • West 7th Street, between Leiter Avenue and West 8th Street
  • West 6th Street, between Leiter and Washington streets
  • West 4th Street, between Leiter and Maple streets

We will have single-lane closures on roads and full closures in alleys to accommodate our work. Intermittent full road closure may be required to completed roadway asphalt restoration. Parking will be restricted, and local traffic will be allowed.

Schedules are subject to change.

We continue to construct a multi-year natural gas project in unincorporated Lake County and Leadville. The Leadville Natural Gas Project includes replacing, relocating and installing new natural gas lines, replacing service lines that serve individual properties and relocating natural gas meters as needed.

This work allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas service and enhances system resiliency during extreme weather.

During work you may notice:

  • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
  • Road and sidewalk closures.
  • Traffic control.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Temporary changes to access.
  • Construction noise.
  • During natural gas line construction, you may smell natural gas outside near the construction area.


We 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.

Work may also occur in yards or other areas of customer properties if natural gas lines serving the property need to be replaced. We will notify affected customers directly.

If your natural gas meter is located on the north side of your home or business, we may relocate it to the east, south or west side.

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


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.

Work on the Leadville Natural Gas Project began in 2019 and is expected to continue through 2025.

This year’s construction will start in May and be completed in September or October.

Schedules are subject to change.

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you:

    Public safety is at the foundation of all we do. The safety of the public around Xcel Energy’s natural gas system influences every decision we make.

    If you ever suspect a natural gas leak, leave your home or business immediately. Once you are safely away, call 911, then Xcel Energy at 800-895-2999.

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

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