Shields Street Natural
Gas Project


We replaced approximately one mile of natural gas line along Shields Street between Prospect and Drake roads in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

Construction updates

Crews have completed construction and restoration of the Shields Street Natural Gas Project along Sheilds Street, between Prospect and Drake roads.

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.
  • Temporary changes to access.
  • Construction noise.

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.

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 started in June 2023 and was completed in summer 2024.

What you can do

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

Call us at 720-994-3729 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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