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Accelerated Gas Main Replacement Program

Accelerated Gas Main Replacement Program

We are replacing gas pipe line throughout Colorado

Project Overview

Xcel Energy continues to replace 600 linear miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Colorado. Nearly 100 linear miles are in the Denver metro area, with the remainder being throughout the state. This work will result in continued reliable gas service for current and new customers.

Approximately one week before work starts, residents and businesses will receive a door-hanger describing what to expect during construction and a letter from the project manager that includes a 24/7 contact phone number for that project.

Each contractor also has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
• KR Swerdfeger Construction – 719-252-8838
• KS Energy Services – 303-912-9800
• Q3 Contracting – 303-996-3544
• Sitewise Corporation – 720-587-7359
• Sturgeon Electric Company – 303-906-0568

Xcel Energy also is available at all times to discuss any concerns or to answer any questions at 1-800-895-4999.

Replacement Process

As we replace the natural gas pipeline, residents can expect:

  • Underground utility identification before construction starts. Utility owners, like Xcel Energy, locate underground utilities to avoid damaging them before they start digging. Natural gas pipelines are marked with yellow “Buried Gas Line” flags and yellow spray paint on streets and sidewalks. Other colored flags and/or paint represent the following utilities: red for electric; blue for water; orange for communication; and green for sewer.
  •  The digging of trenches and holes in streets and/or sidewalks so new polyethylene or steel pipe can replace the current pipe. These trenches and holes will be plated or covered over and all construction equipment will be stored behind barricades every night.
  • The relocation of gas meters and shut-off valves currently inside homes to locations outside the home at no cost to our customers. We need to do this to be in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) Gas Standards. If your gas meter needs to be moved, an Xcel Energy employee or contractor will contact you to set up an appointment. All Xcel Energy employees and contractors carry company ID cards, and we encourage you to ask them for identification before granting permission to enter your home.
  •  Temporary street and sidewalk repairs until the pipe is tested. Once the new pipe is installed and the entire system is connected, it needs to be tested according to required DOT Gas Standards. After testing and pressurization, gas service will be transferred from the old pipeline to the new pipe.
  • Final restoration once the new pipeline is in service. All streets, sidewalks, and landscaping will be restored to its original, preconstruction condition once the new pipeline is in service.

Boulder

Q3 Contracting is performing the following natural gas pipeline replacement work from late July through the end of September:
• Arapahoe Avenue and 9th Street south to 9th Street and Grandview Avenue

Q3 Contracting has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 303-996-3544 to discuss any concerns or to answer any questions.

Denver

These are the current projects we have in Denver. Construction hours for all projects are generally from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Xcel Energy also is available at all times to discuss any concerns or to answer any questions at 1-800-895-4999.

Each contractor also has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here is their contact information:

• KR Swerdfeger Construction – 719-252-8838
• Q3 Contracting – 303-996-3544
• SiteWise Corporation –303-996-3544

Federal Heights
KR Swerdfeger is helping Xcel Energy by replacing the natural gas pipeline from:

• Federal Boulevard from West Denver Place north to West 39th Avenue
• Eliot Street from West 38th to West 40th avenues
• Clay Street from West Denver Place north to West 44th Avenue
• Bryant Street from West 38th to West 44th avenues
• Alcott Street and West 39th Avenue north to alley from West 39th to West 40th avenues
• Alcott Street and West 39th Avenue south to alley from West 39th to West 38th avenues
• West Denver Place from Federal Boulevard to Clay Street
• West 39th Avenue from Federal Boulevard to Clay Street
• West 40th Avenue from Federal Boulevard to Bryant Street
• West 41st Avenue from Decatur to Bryant streets
• West 43rd Avenue from Decatur to Clay streets

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.

Harvey Park
SiteWise Corporation is helping Xcel Energy by replacing natural gas pipeline along:

• Sheridan Boulevard from West Oregon Place to West Jewell Avenue

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.

Highlands
Q3 Contracting is helping Xcel Energy replace natural gas pipeline along:
• West Elk Place from Tejon to Quivas streets
• Quivas Street from West Elk Place to West 46th Avenue
• West 46th Avenue from Quivas to Lipan streets
• Lipan Street from West 46th to West 43rd avenues
• West 43rd Avenue from Lipan to Sherman streets
• Sherman Street from West 43rd to East 44th avenues
• East 44th Avenue from Sherman to Pearl streets
• Pearl Street from East 44th to East 46th avenues
• Kalamath Street from West 52nd Avenue to 400’ south of 51st Avenue

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2014. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.

Mountain View
Q3 Contracting is helping Xcel Energy by replacing natural gas pipeline along:

• Xavier Street from 43rd to 44th avenues

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of September. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.

Rude Park
Q3 Contracting is helping Xcel Energy by replacing natural gas pipeline along:

• West 13th Avenue from Zuni Street to the South Platte River

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of September. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.

Sunnyside
Q3 Contracting is helping Xcel Energy by replacing the natural gas pipeline along:

• West Elk Place from Zuni Street to East of Tejon Street
• Zuni Street from West 47th Avenue to West Elk Place
• West 47th Avenue from Zuni to Alcott streets
• West 56th Place from Tejon to Vallejo streets

Some work also may occur on side and adjacent streets. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October. However, inclement weather and other circumstances may cause delays.streets. 

Fort Collins- Lakewood

Fort Collins

Q3 Contracting is performing the following natural gas pipeline replacement work from late August through the end of October:

• West Mulberry Street from 19th Street to Broadway Street
• Alley between West Mulberry and West Myrtle streets to City Park Avenue and South Shields Street

Q3 Contracting has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 303-996-3544 to discuss any concerns or to answer any questions.

Lakewood

Q3 Contracting is performing the following natural gas pipeline replacement work from late January through the end of November:

• West Lakeridge Road from South Chase Lane to the end of the road

Q3 Contracting has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 303-996-3544 to discuss any concerns or to answer any questions.

Contact Information 24/7

For this project, you can reach someone 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-895-4999. If you would like to receive email updates about this project or have questions, comments or concerns, subscribe to our list. You can email us: infocolorado@xcelenergy.com

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