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Enbridge to begin restoring private property along pipeline rightofway

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Enbridge Inc. crews will begin mobilizing along the Line 6B right-of-way over the next couple weeks to begin cleanup and restoration of private property, now that construction of the new pipeline has been completed between Griffith, Ind. and Stockbridge, Mich., Enbridge said in a statement released on Monday.

The restoration work is expected to last throughout the summer.

“Restoration work had not yet started due to delays in construction and winter weather constraints,” Enbridge said. “Complicating matters, road weight restrictions were kept in place longer than expected due to the long, harsh winter, and topsoil piles were still partially frozen.”

In a letter to property owners dated May 9, the company “apologized for the inconvenience and disruption caused by the delay and reiterated Enbridge’s goal to provide a high-quality restoration job that meets the expectations of landowners, as well as regulators, public officials, and the communities in which the company operates,” Enbridge said.

“With milder weather in place and road weight restrictions now lifted in most counties, Enbridge will spread multiple restoration crews out along the right-of-way to work in a continual linear fashion, allowing the work to be completed as efficiently as possible while providing a finished product,” Enbridge said.

This includes one restoration crew which will start in Griffith and move east.

Property owners are encouraged to direct any questions or issues to either their land agents or Enbridge’s temporary restoration office located locally in Valparaiso. Call (219) 462-5540, then press “0.”


Posted 5/20/2014