Terry Lake Road
Natural Gas Projects

Overview

We will replace approximately 2.5 miles of natural gas line along and near Terry Lake Road, between Country Club Road and East County Road 58, in Larimer County, Colorado.

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

Construction updates

Friday, June 7, 2024

During the week of June 10, 2024, crews will work in the following area:

  • Terry Lake Road, between south of Quay Cove and Gregory Road
    • Utility location activities.
    • Natural gas line installation.
    • Shifting, single-lane closure.

Crews will work Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during this week. In certain circumstances, crews may work evenings or nights.

Please follow posted detours. Schedules are subject to change.

How it affects you

During work, you may notice:

  • Traffic control.
  • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
  • Road and sidewalk closures.
  • 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.

Schedule

Construction began in winter 2023 and is expected to continue through fall 2024.

Schedules are subject to change.

What you can do

Safety

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

OVERVIEW

  • What is the project?
    • We will replace approximately 2.5 miles of natural gas line along and near Terry Lake Road, between Country Club Road and East County Road 58, in Fort Collins and unincorporated Larimer County, Colorado.
  • Why is the project needed?
    • This work allows us to continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas service and enhances system resiliency during extreme weather.

CONSTRUCTION

  • What is the schedule and when will construction happen?
    • Work on the Terry Lake Road Natural Gas Project began in November 2023 in areas outside of Terry Lake Road. Construction on Terry Lake Road is expected to begin in March 2024 and continue through fall 2024. Schedules are subject to change.
  • Will construction affect me?
    • We will contact you directly if your home or business will be affected by construction.
  • How will the natural gas line be installed?
    • We will 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.
  • Will my natural gas service be interrupted?
    • We do not expect interruptions to your natural gas service during natural gas main line installation. We will contact you directly if a service interruption is required.
    • Along the project route, we will replace natural gas service lines which provide natural gas directly to customers. We will contact customers to arrange a date and time to complete this work when a service outage will be least impactful.
  • Will I be able to get to my home or business?
    • We will work to keep access to your home or business open or provide alternative access points if possible. Steel plates may be placed over trenches to provide driveway access. We will contact you directly to coordinate changes if your access will be impacted.
  • What can I expect during construction?
    • During work, you may notice:
    • Traffic control.
    • Marking of utility lines and utility survey holes.
    • Road and sidewalk closures.
    • Temporary changes to access.
    • Construction noise.
  • Will you restore work areas?
    • 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.

 NATURAL GAS SAFETY

  • What are the signs of a natural gas leak?
    • 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, though it may smell differently to you.
      • 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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