Montane Drive Natural
Gas Project


We replaced approximately 550 feet of natural gas line and pressure tested 1,500 feet of existing natural gas line south of and adjacent to Montane Drive and east of Soda Creek Road in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

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

Construction updates

Friday, Sept. 15, 2023

We have completed construction and final restoration of the Montane Drive Natural Gas Project.

It was our pleasure to work in your community and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

How it affects you

During work, you may notice:

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

We install natural gas line by open trenching which involves digging a trench and placing the natural gas line in the trench.

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.

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.


Construction began in July 2023 and was completed in September 2023.

What you can do

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

Call us at 720-797-2852 or email [email protected] to learn more.


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

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