West Main Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Project

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As part of our Pipeline Integrity Management Program, we will replace approximately 77 miles of 95 miles of high pressure transmission pipeline between Westminster, Colo., and the Wyoming border. The additional pipe will be abandoned or switched to distribution uses. This work will ensure safe, reliable service to our current and new customers along the Front Range.

Work in Larimer and Weld counties started in 2012 and is expected to continue through 2015. Work in Boulder County starts in 2015 and also is expected to continue through 2015.

This project is one of a package of pipeline integrity management programs and projects that are funded by the Pipeline System Integrity Adjustment (PSIA) rider that appears as a separate line item on Xcel Energy's natural gas customers' bills. We anticipate that in 2014, on a monthly bill, it will cost an average residential customer using 62 therms a month 36 cents, and the average small business customer using 270 therms a month $1.56.

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Fort Collins

2014 construction work in Fort Collins will take place along East Drake Road between South College Road and South Timberline Road and along South Timberline Road between East Drake Road and East Vine Drive. Weather permitting; we expect our work to last until September. See maps of the pipeline route.

Work will start in early April at three locations:

  • The intersection of Parklake Drive and East Drake Road, heading east
  • The intersection of South College Road and Thunderbird Drive, heading east
  • East Vine Street, heading south

Traffic Control

You can expect one-direction lane closures and traffic management in these areas. We will post road information in advance on digital roadside signs and on our website and information line.

We expect a full eastbound closure on East Drake Road starting in early April between approximately Silver Creek Drive and Timberline Road. This area will experience 24 hour per day work for approximately 2 weeks.

In other areas, flaggers will maintain two-way traffic and work hours are generally 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Have questions? Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call our information line at 1-855-875-7633. Learn more about our 2013 construction.


Additional Resources

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Xcel Energy’s Pipeline Integrity Management Programs

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