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Washington Street Natural Gas Project

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Work in Your Area

We’re replacing natural gas line along Washington Street, between 76th Avenue and 83rd Drive/Coronado Parkway. Our work is in the center turn lane, and you’ll experience reduced lanes and delays to get through the area.

Please allow yourself extra travel time or consider going a different way if you want to avoid our work area.

Work on the project will continue through 2023, but schedules are subject to change.

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Washington Street Natural Gas Project

We're working in your community to continue to provide safe, reliable service and to enhance system resiliency during extreme weather. Beginning in early November, we'll start replacing natural gas line along Washington Street, between 76th Avenue and 105th Place/Washington Way. Work will start near 76th Avenue and head toward 105th Place/Washington Way.

Natural gas service interruptions are not expected. If this changes, we'll communicate directly with you.

Work will take place through 2023. Schedules are subject to change. We won't work in the entire project area at once. We plan to start near 76th Avenue and move toward 105th Place/Washington Way. Sign up to receive regular project updates.
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Project area is along Washington Street between 76th Ave and 105th Pl/Washington Way.

What to Expect

Our goal is to limit inconveniences to you during work, but you may notice these as we work:

  • Temporary, partial or complete road and sidewalk closures.
  • Traffic control measures including flaggers and detours.
  • Temporary access changes.
  • Construction noise.

Construction Process

  • Setting up traffic control around work areas.
  • Digging trenches or setting up bore rigs.
  • Stringing natural gas line in the work area.
  • Welding the natural gas line.
  • Installing the natural gas line.
  • Covering and temporarily restoring the area.

Work can require short-term road or sidewalk closures and changes to access. We'll communicate with you about access changes.

After installing the natural gas line, we temporarily restore the work area. Final restoration occurs as weather allows, like when it is dry and warm enough. We restore work areas to preconstruction conditions

Natural gas service interruptions are not expected. If this changes, we’ll communicate directly with you.

Our Contractors

Mears is our construction contractor. Additional contractors will work on the project.

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FAQS

We're replacing 4 miles of natural gas line along Washington Street, between 76th Avenue and 105th Place/Washington Way, in Thornton, Northglenn and unincorporated Adams County.

Work will begin in fall 2022 and continue into 2023. Schedules are subject to change.

This project will help Xcel Energy to continue to provide safe, reliable service and to enhance system resiliency during extreme weather.

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.

The project has been designed to continue to meet federal and state standards and safety requirements for installing, maintaining and operating natural gas infrastructure.

Xcel Energy staff monitor all natural gas lines and facility operations 24/7 from Xcel Energy's gas operations center. To assure line integrity, we also conduct internal inspections of our natural gas lines using in-line inspection technology at least every seven years.

A common cause of natural gas incidents results from improper or unauthorized digging near underground utilities. Prior to digging, call 811 or visit colorado811.org to have buried utility lines located and marked.

We're committed to keeping you informed by:

  • Sharing regular updates via website, email and hotline.
  • Responding to questions as quickly as possible.
  • Communicating proactively with you.

Natural gas service interruptions are not expected. If this changes, we'll communicate directly with you.

Our work will require reduced lanes and temporary lane closures which can cause delays in traveling through the area. This website and our hotline will have up-to-date information.

Work areas change regularly. Follow these tips for your safety and the safety of our crews:

  • Watch for crews and equipment.
  • Stay outside and away from work areas.
  • Follow directions on signs and from crews.
  • Reduce your speeds.
  • Stay alert! Traffic control changes regularly.
  • Avoid using your cell phone.

If you ever suspect a natural gas leak, leave your location immediately. Once safely away, call 911, then Xcel Energy at 800-895-2999.

It’s important to know how to recognize potentially dangerous natural gas leaks, so use your sense. Signs of a leak include:

  • “Rotten egg” or sulfur-like odor. It may smell differently to you, though.
  • Hissing, whistling or roaring noise outside near the natural gas line or inside near appliances.
  • Dirt spraying into the air or continuous bubbling in a creek or pond.
  • Unexplained dead or dying vegetation.

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Complete the comment form below, email info@XcelEnergyWashingtonStreetProject.com or call 303-381-0683.

Our Commitment to Safety

Public safety is at the foundation of all we do. We take a proactive approach to public safety by implementing safety measures before, during and after construction.

View Our Safety Resources

The project has been designed to continue to meet federal and state standards and safety requirements for installing, maintaining and operating natural gas infrastructure.

Xcel Energy staff monitor natural gas lines and facility operations 24/7 from Xcel Energy’s gas operations center. We also conduct internal inspections of our natural gas lines using in-line inspection technology. If you ever suspect a natural gas leak, leave your location immediately. Once safely away, call 911, then Xcel Energy at 800-895-2999.

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