The Southern Access Extension Pipeline Project anticipates beginning construction mid-2014, pending regulatory approval. Preparation for that start date includes the construction of pipe yards and delivery of pipe. Construction of the pipe yard near Taylorville will begin in early August of next year and will continue with an approximate completion in mid-August. Next steps will be delivery of pipe from the rail yard to the pipe yard. Enbridge will notify affected communities and school districts of a start date and haul route days before the first load (anticipated in November) is delivered.
The pipe yard is approximately 47 acres and will be used to store pipe and construction-related equipment prior to and during construction of the Project.
Enbridge Pipelines (Illinois) L.L.C.’s (“Enbridge”) first priority is the safety of the people and workers within the communities along the Project route.