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Posted on: June 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update: Notice of Xcel Energy Utility Work at Jefferson County Highway 73 and Buffalo Park Road

Link to larger image of construction signs on Highway 73 and Buffalo Park Road.

Update July 18, 2023

On Wednesday, July 19, the northbound lane of Highway 73 will be closed from Buffalo Park Road to Little Cub Creek Road during the hours of 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. Xcel crews will be working on an underground electric feeder line.

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Update June 27, 2023

Gas Lines: Xcel Energy crews started gas service work at the Jefferson County Sheriff Office Mountain Precinct June 19, 2023. Crews successfully bored one segment of gas line to the office building for later connection. Other utility locations were conducted along the shoulder of northbound Highway 73, immediately north of Buffalo Park Road. Crews have temporarily demobilized as design checks are finalized. They are expected to return for work in the next few weeks.

Electric Lines: Xcel Energy plans to begin relocated electric feeder lines July 10, 2023 and continue through the end of September. Work will involve installing new poles, transformers, and electric cabinets, as well as underground boring, and placement of an underground vault. Impacted areas will be Highway 73 from Buffalo Park Road to Little Cub Creek Road.

Efforts to maintain two-way traffic on Highway 73 during the utility work will continue. However, intermittent one-lane shutdowns are expected. Work is planned to occur during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. through August 14, 2023. 

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Posted June 7, 2023

Beginning the week of June 19, 2023, Xcel Energy will relocate gas service for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Mountain Precinct, located at 4990 Jefferson County Highway 73. 

There will be minor impacts to parking facilities at the Sheriff’s Office. Library parking and access will not be affected.

Utility work will also occur in the shoulder of northbound Highway 73 as crews tie into the gas main line, just north of Buffalo Park Road.

Traffic will be maintained in both directions of Highway 73. The dual northbound left turn lanes from Buffalo Park Road will be reduced to a single lane. Daytime work in Highway 73 will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m., and is expected to continue through mid-July.

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