Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project
Built in the 1960s, Line 3 is a 1,097-mile crude oil pipeline extending from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, and is an integral part of Enbridge's Mainline System. Enbridge replaced Line 3 to maintain high safety standards, reduce future maintenance activities and create fewer disruptions to landowners and the environment all while restoring the historical operating capabilities of Line 3. A new 36-inch diameter pipeline replaced the existing 34-inch diameter pipeline along most of the Line 3 route. In the United States, the replacement pipeline follows Enbridge's existing Line 3 route from Joliette, North Dakota to Clearbrook, Minnesota, and primarilys follow existing pipeline and transmission routes from Clearbrook to Superior, Wisconsin.
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8,600 Living Wage Jobs Created Over a 2 Year Period
Construction of the Line 3 Replacement project created up to 8,600 jobs over a two-year period.
2.6 Billion in Private Investments
Once the replacement of Line 3 completed construction, the project delivered nearly $3 Billion in private investment to northern Minnesota.
Private PLA Agreement with the Union Building Trades
Before the replacement of Line 3 began construction, Enbridge and the Union Building Trades agreed to a project labor agreement, meaning all construction was done by union labor.
$35 Million Increase in Annual Property Tax Revenues
With Line 3 now successfully replaced, communities across Northern Minnesota are accumulating an additional $35 million in property taxes. These additional property tax revenues are essential to funding local services such as public parks & infrastructure, as well as local fire & emergency services.
Providing a Much Needed Economic Boost to Northern Minnesota
A much-needed economic boost to northern Minnesota, the Pandemic brought devastating blows across Northern Minnesota in 2020. Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project couldn't have come at a better time for Northern Minnesota communities.
Safer Transportation of Crude Oil
On top of the positive economic impact, the replacement of Line 3 represents safer transportation of crude oil that is a benefit to the local environment and communities.