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Construction Information

Construction Graphics
The graphic above displays open trenching and boring construction methods. Click on the graphic to view a larger version.

Construction will begin in early 2018, pending permitting approvals. We currently anticipate that construction activities, including restoration of the project's work areas, are anticipated to be completed in late 2019.

Pipeline installation will include a combination of open trenching and boring, or horizontal directional drilling. Installation by boring allows us to avoid surface impacts to highways, busy roads and intersections. Boring also reduces the distance of traffic disturbance in the project area during construction. For additional information regarding pipeline installation methods, see the graphics above.

Prior to the placement of a pipeline into either a trench or a bore, sections of pipe are welded together, inspected by x-ray and encased in a protective coating. The project will follow all jurisdictional and agency permitting requirements during construction.

Although the project will work toward minimizing potential impacts to the public, every construction project involves some potential impacts. The potential impacts from construction may include:

  • Partial, shoulder or complete road closures
  • Traffic control measures such as flaggers and detour signage
  • Access changes to businesses
  • Temporary changes to business access
  • Elevated levels of noise during construction and testing of the pipeline
  • Vibration near construction sites

Actions will be taken to reduce potential impacts to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, measures will be taken to reduce impacts to surrounding businesses and residences from light, noise, vibration and dust that may result from construction activities.

Once construction has been completed in an area, construction work areas will be restored to their preconstruction condition.

The project team will notify area businesses, residents and impacted parties prior to construction activities and required changes to access. The project team will maintain contact with the public prior to, during and after construction through our website, hotline and email.

Throughout the construction process, our team will provide regular updates via email (subscribe here), and on our hotline at 855-244-2356 and on this website.

If you experience any issues related to our construction, we want to hear from you. Please contact us directly at 855-244-2356 or via email at info@xcelenergynorthmetrogaspipeline.com.

Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that construction may cause, and we thank you for your patience during the construction process.