Workforce returning to Line 3 project after spring break


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BEMIDJI -- The number of crews working on Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is steadily increasing as a spring break comes to a close.

During a virtual construction update Wednesday, project officials said the break was planned to accommodate seasonal restrictions. The number of workers on the project went down to 900 during this time, but crews are returning now and the amount of laborers is expected to reach 4,000 by mid-June.

During the digital meeting, the project's Vice President Leo Golden said the project is on schedule and the new pipeline is expected to be in service this year. Work won't end in 2021, though, as Golden said restoration and cleanup operations will be done in 2022.


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