Leadville Natural Gas Project

Area: Unincorporated Lake County and the City of Leadville, Colorado
Dates: 2019 – 2024

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Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

We have completed 2022 construction activities for the Leadville Natural Gas Project.

We appreciate your patience as we complete our work, which allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas service and enhances system resiliency to extreme weather.

Crews will remain on site through the week of October 17 to complete restoration and remove equipment and materials.

We plan to return in May 2023 to resume construction. Schedules are subject to change.

We are completing a multi-year natural gas system project in unincorporated Lake County and Leadville to replace, relocate and install natural gas distribution mains; relocate natural gas meters; and install direct connections to replace service lines that provide natural gas directly to our customers.

This project allows us to provide safe, reliable service, and enhances system resiliency to extreme weather.

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 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 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 will continue through 2024.

This year’s construction will start in spring and be completed this fall.

Schedules are subject to change.

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Please contact us at 833-359-0105 or via email at Info@XcelEnergyLeadvilleGasProject.com.

    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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