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Xcel to begin natural-gas pipeline work

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Vail, CO Colorado

DENVER – Xcel Energy will begin work Monday to replace 7.8 miles of high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along U.S. Highway 6 between Edwards and Minturn (near Meadow Mountain). The construction work is expected to continue until October.

Xcel Energy is replacing the 6-inch, high-pressure natural-gas line with 16-inch pipe to meet growing customer demand for natural gas and improve reliability.

• Construction will take place, generally, each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Construction generally will take place six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Construction will take place primarily in the north side of the westbound lane along the entire route.

• The company will work each day in approximately 500-foot segments. When a 2,500-foot segment has been completed, that section will be permanently repaved.

• Weekly construction updates can be obtained by calling 877-481-6380 or by visiting http://www.xceledwards-minturnhpgaspipeline.com.

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On Monday, the company will start the project on U.S. Forest Service land near the Xcel Energy meter station close to Minturn. The company will be working on the highway by Tuesday near Edwards (the company will be working from two locations by next week).

Xcel Energy will host an open house about the project from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2 at the Avon Public Library.