Natural Gas Projects


We continue to construct a multi-year natural gas project in Leadville and unincorporated Lake County.

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.

Construction updates

Friday, June 14, 2024

Next week, we expect to conduct preconstruction activities and install natural gas line in the following areas:

  • Alley behind Harrison Avenue, between West 3rd and 4th streets
  • Alley behind Harrison Avenue, between West 6th and 7th streets
  • Alley behind Harrison Avenue, between West 7th and 8th streets
  • West 8th Street, between Pine and Leiter streets
  • Intersection of Elm and Pine streets
  • Intersection of Chestnut and Pine streets
  • Intersection of Chestnut and Leiter streets

Please note expected schedules and the work areas listed above are subject to modification based on field conditions.

We will have single-lane closures on roads and full closures in alleys to accommodate our work. Parking will be restricted, and local traffic will be allowed.

Please alert on site traffic control staff if you need to access a location within a road, sidewalk or alley closure area during construction.

How it affects you

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 specialized machine to create an underground pathway through which the natural gas line is pulled or drilled.

We will work in yards and other areas of customer properties to replace natural gas service lines serving the property. We will contact customers to arrange a date and time to complete this work.

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.

During work you may notice:

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

Please alert on site traffic control staff if you need access to a location within a road, sidewalk or alley closure area during construction.

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.

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 equpiment.
  • 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.


Construction began in 2019 and is expected to continue through 2025.

Construction in 2024 will begin on April 29 and continue through September.

Schedules are subject to change.

What you can do

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 our 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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