Wheaton Natural Gas Project

Area: City of Eau Claire and Town of Wheaton, in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties, Wisconsin

Dates: Spring 2022 – Fall 2022

Street excavation
Project route

This map is a graphic and may not show exact locations.

Contact Information

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

Hotline: 715-318-0311

Email: Info@XcelEnergyWheatonGasProject.com

Project Information

Friday, July 1, 2022

In observance of Independence Day, crews will not work on Monday, July 4, 2022.

During the week of July 5, 2022, crews will work in the following areas:

  • County Road F, between 30th Avenue and 80th Street.
    • Installation, equipment staging and restoration.
    • One-way, alternating flagged traffic.
    • Access to local residences will remain accessible.
  • Temporary Materials Storage Area.
    • Near the intersection of County Road F and 30th Avenue.
    • Material delivery and equipment staging.
  • County Road F, between Caden Court and County Line Road.
    • Installation and equipment staging.
    • One-way, alternating flagged traffic.
    • Access to local residences will remain accessible.

Please note schedules are subject to change.

We are installing two miles of natural gas line and a regulator station which regulates natural gas pressure in the Town of Wheaton and City of Eau Claire. The natural gas line will be installed in County Road F, north of 30th Avenue in the Town of Wheaton (Chippewa County) to south of County Line Road in the City of Eau Claire (Eau Claire County).

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

Work on the Wheaton Natural Gas Project began in May 2022 and will be completed in September 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.

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.

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Call us at 715-318-0311 or email us at Info@XcelEnergyWheatonGasProject.com to learn more.

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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