We are replacing existing natural gas lines in downtown St. Cloud. This project is being constructed as part of our commitment to system revitalization, continuing to ensure public safety and reliability.
Natural gas line work for this project will occur within the following areas:
As part of this project, we will also relocate meters from building interiors to building exteriors. By relocating meters to building exteriors, we can read the meters more efficiently and have improved access for our routine safety inspections. We will coordinate directly with customers whose meters will be moved to their building exteriors, and the work will be performed by qualified contractors.
Construction activities continue in the following areas:
Construction began in mid-June 2019. We anticipate that construction activities, including restoring previous work areas and bringing the project into service, will be completed by early October 2019.
We will install the natural gas lines by open trenching. To avoid traffic impacts to West St. Germain Street as much as possible, the new natural gas lines will be installed in the locations outlined above. This project will also require natural gas line work within sidewalks along West St. Germain Street.
During construction, we will take measures to reduce inconveniences to local businesses, residents and commuters and will follow the permitting requirements set by the City of St. Cloud for constructing this project.
Potential disruptions from construction may include:
Once construction has been completed in an area, we will restore the area to the condition required by the jurisdictional permits.
During construction, we will periodically post updates to this website.
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. We take a proactive approach to public safety by implementing safety measures before, during and after construction.
This project has been designed to continue to meet federal and state standards and safety requirements for installing, maintaining and operating natural gas infrastructure.
For additional information on our commitment to safety, please visit our Public Safety page.
For additional information, to sign up for project updates or to submit questions and comments, call our project hotline at 833-531-0887 or email us at Info@XcelEnergyGasProjectStCloud.com.
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