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HDD: Xcel Energy's pipeline project still on track
Last month's flood pushed back the timeline for the Xcel Energy's ongoing pipeline-replacement project slightly, but frustrated drivers can still expect crews to finish up the long-term project by the end of the year. Xcel spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo said the flooding pushed the timeline back by about three weeks. "We don't consider that a significant change," she said. Torn-up roads and detours that have rolled around the city since May are part of Xcel's $140 million project to replace nearly 80 miles of pipeline between Westminster and the Wyoming border. In Larimer County, a 16-inch high-pressure natural gas transmission pipe will replace the existing 8-inch line.