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Construction Information

North Metro Bore
Representative graphic of the horizontal directional drilling process that will be used during construction.

Construction will begin as early as fall 2017, pending permittting approvals. We currently anticipate that construction activities, including restoration of sites, will take place until fall 2019.

Pipeline installation will include a combination of open trenching and horizontal directional drilling. Horizontal directional drilling is a construction method involving the use of a bore machine to create an underground pathway that a pipe is pulled through. Prior to the pipe insertion, sections of pipe are welded together, inspected by x-ray and encased in a protective coating.

This trenchless method of installation allows for a more efficient and less impactful construction process and enables the pipeline to travel underneath interstate highways, railroads and other features.

Although the project will work toward minimizing potential impacts to the public, every construction project involves some potential impacts:

  • Partial, shoulder or complete road closures
  • Flagged traffic
  • Access changes to businesses
  • Elevated levels of noise during construction and testing of the pipeline

Actions will be taken to reduce potential impacts to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, measures will be taken to reduce impacts from light, noise, vibration and dust that may result from construction activities. The project will follow all jurisdiction and agency permitting requirements. Once construction has been completed, sites will be restored to their pre-construction states.

Throughout the construction process, our team will provide regular updates via email (Subscribe to our email list), and on our hotline at 855-244-2356. We want to make sure that you are informed of each step of the process.

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.