Construction began in spring 2019 and is expected to be completed in fall 2022:


To construct the project, we install the natural gas lines by open trenching and boring. Open trenching involves digging a trench and placing the natural gas line in the trench.

Boring involves clearing an underground pathway through which a natural gas line is pulled or drilled.

Before placing natural gas lines into a trench or bore, sections of pipe are welded together and inspected by x-ray. Click here to see a graphic of open trenching and boring construction processes.

For Phase 2 construction, we will continue to use the temporary material storage area located on the west side of White Bear Avenue, south of Burke Avenue. Click here to see a map that shows the temporary materials storage areas.

We will notify landowner, businesses and residents before we start construction.

During construction, you may experience the following:

  • Marking of utility lines and “potholing” to verify their locations.
  • Partial or complete road closures
  • Traffic control measures, including detours.
  • Potential changes to residential and business access.
  • Elevated noise during construction and testing.

We will work to reduce inconveniences during this work, and we will restore the work areas to community-approved guidelines.

If you experience issues related to our construction, we want to hear from you. Please contact us directly at 833-676-4369 or via email at Info@XcelEnergyNEMetroGasProject.com.