Pawnee-Daniels Park Transmission Project (Xcel Energy)

Photo of XCEL Energy Power Line Rescue Structures

Project Update

Construction is underway on the entire 20-mile segment of the Pawnee-Daniels Park project in Aurora and Parker between the new Harvest Mile Substation and the Daniels Park Substation. PSCo/Xcel Energy is in the process of installing temporary wooden structures where the new transmission lines will cross public roads and trails. These guard structures, which are temporary in nature, are designed to add an extra level of protection when PSCo/Xcel strings the new line and installs the transmission cable this fall. The structures will carry the cable over the road and prevent damage or harm should the cable drop or fall during installation. Helicopter work is now ongoing. The helicopters will be used at times during construction for pulling rope prior to stringing conductor (wire) on the project.

Once this work has been completed, PSCo/Xcel will restore those areas that have been disturbed and remove the temporary guard structures as part of this final phase of work.

Where can I find the full details of the Pawnee-Daniels Park Transmission Project?

Full project details can be viewed on the PSCo/Xcel project website.

Did the project go through the public hearing process?

PSCo/Xcel went through the Town of Parker's public hearing process and the Utility Use by Special Review and Site Plan were approved (PDF) by the Town Council on July 5, 2016 at a public hearing.

Where can I view Town permit information for this project?

Case files for this project can be viewed in the Town's eTRAKiT system. Enter SP16-010 in the search box to view the Site Plan case file or Z16-008 to view the Use by Special Review case file.

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