Xcel Energy responded to an emergency gas leak on Railroad Ave between Be Healthy Be Fit Bistro and Alpine Bank. During this repair, Xcel Energy noted additional deficiencies in the system that needed to be addressed. Emergency funds have been accessed to address the issues throughout the downtown area.
Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 Xcel Energy will begin work on Railroad Avenue near 5th Street and progress to the alleyways throughout the downtown area. Work is expected to take several months to complete. During this time traffic on Railroad Ave will be routed into the center lane to maintain two-way traffic flow, but may result in slowing.
While this work was not planned, it is imperative that these repairs be completed. Please be patient and use alternative routes when possible.