From: Ross Lexvold
With the dust, mud, detours, dirt and general inconvenience of the last four months, the businesses and residents of downtown Winona have made it to the finish line of the recent natural gas main pipe and services replacement project. All of us at Xcel Energy want to say thanks for your patience, perseverance and partnership throughout the project. You’ve endured a significant construction process, so we want you to know that this major infrastructure enhancement is worth it. Replacing natural gas pipes and services ensures continued safety and reliability for years to come.
This has been a true team effort. The city of Winona and a range of local contractors have been great partners in facilitating this project. For a company like Xcel Energy, major infrastructure projects happen every day. But a project like this one is special because it affected the heart of this community, and we wanted to be sure that everyone in town could go about their business with as little disruption as possible. It seemed like every week during the project, the city was busy with festivals and other activities. Organizers and attendees were always great about working with us to make those events a success, even with all the construction activity.
Thank you again for welcoming our crews to town, and for being great partners in making this major investment in Winona’s future