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Sterling Ranch Natural Gas Project

Area: Northwest Douglas County, Colorado

Dates: Summer 2022 – Late 2022

 

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Contact Information

If you have questions or need more information, please connect with us via phone or email:

Hotline: 303-291-6264

Email: info@XcelEnergySterlingRanchGasProject.com

Project Information

We will install 2.6 miles of natural gas line along Rampart Range Road, between Village Circle West and our existing Waterton Substation, and between Rampart Range and Roxborough Park roads. We will also construct two regulator stations next to the Waterton Substation and west of Moore Road.

This work allows us to continue to provide you safe, reliable service, supports current and future anticipated growth in the Sterling Ranch and Canyon developments and enhances system resiliency during extreme weather.

Check back here for updates once construction begins.

Work on the Sterling Ranch Natural Gas Project is expected to begin in summer 2022 and continue through late 2022.

Schedules are subject to change.

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.

You will see additional activities such as testing procedures at regulator station sites during construction. If you are outside during testing, you might:

  • See a flame at the work area.
  • Hear air or natural gas venting.
  • Smell the odorant added to natural gas, which has a sulfur or “rotten egg” odor. It may smell differently to you, though.

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.

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

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

Call us at 303-291-6264 or email info@XcelEnergySterlingRanchGasProject.com to learn more.

Overview

What is the project?

We will install 2.6 miles of natural gas line along Rampart Range Road, between Village Circle West and our existing Waterton Substation, and between Rampart Range and Roxborough Park roads. We will also construct two regulator stations next to the Waterton Substation and west of Moore Road.

Why is the project needed?

This work allows us to continue to provide you safe, reliable service.

It also supports current and anticipated future growth in the Sterling Ranch and Canyon developments and enhances system resiliency during extreme weather.

Construction

What is the schedule and when will construction happen?

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022 and continue through late 2022. Final restoration may continue past late 2022. Schedules are subject to change.

We anticipated construction activities will occur primarily during daytime hours. We will communicate with our customers if after-hours, nighttime or weekend work is required.

Will construction affect me?

We will contact you directly if your home or business will be affected by construction.

Will my natural gas service be interrupted?

We do not expect interruptions to your natural gas service. We will communicate with you directly if interruptions are needed and work to limit them to less than one day.

Will I be able to get to my home or business?

We will maintain access to your home or business or provide alternate access points as safety allows. Steel plates may be placed over trenches to provide driveway access if activities cross driveways.

We will contact you directly to coordinate changes if your access will be impacted.

What can I expect during construction?

During construction, you may notice:

  • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
  • Road and sidewalk closures.
  • Traffic control.
  • Temporary changes to access.
  • Construction noise.
Will you restore work areas? When?

We are committed to limiting disturbances to the extent possible and will temporarily restore work areas after construction. Final restoration will occur when weather allows.

Public Outreach

How can I ask questions or provide feedback?

Please contact us at our website, email or hotline with questions:

Natural Gas Safety

What are the signs of a natural gas leak?

Natural gas is colorless and odorless. We add an odorant to natural gas to help you detect potentially dangerous leaks.

It is important to know how to recognize a natural gas leak, so use your senses. Signs include:

  • A “rotten egg” or sulfur-like odor. It may smell differently to you, though.
  • Hissing, whistling or roaring sounds outside near a natural gas line or inside near an appliance.
  • Dirt spraying into the air or continuous bubbling in a pond or creek.
  • Unexplained dead or dying vegetation.
What should I do if I think there’s a natural gas leak?

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.

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