Line 3 Replacement Project

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Public participation

Construction of a pipeline starts with open and frank discussions within the community. To that end, Enbridge is and always will be committed to a meaningful and productive dialogue throughout the development, construction, and operation of the Project. As with all of our projects, Enbridge's goal is to provide Project information to, receive input from, and address questions and concerns raised by those affected by the pipeline.

To achieve this goal, Enbridge developed a Line 3 public outreach plan designed to provide a variety of ways for all interested parties to obtain information about and provide input regarding the Project. Enbridge has identified and reached out to:

  • landowners likely to be affected by the Project;
  • elected and public officials at all levels of government (federal to township);
  • emergency responders;
  • business and environmental groups;
  • community groups;
  • other interested parties, and;
  • the general public.

On June 28, 2018, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the Line 3 Replacement Project, granting a Certificate of Need and approving Enbridge’s preferred route with minor modifications and certain conditions. Construction is expected to begin early in 2019 in Minnesota, and Enbridge continues to anticipate an in-service date in the second half of 2019.