The Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project is moving forward.
Construction started earlier in the month, replacing over 1,000 kilometres of existing pipeline from Alberta to Manitoba.
Premier Rachel Notley was in Hardisty, where the work has begun, taking a tour of the area.
In a statement, Notley says this is an exciting and important day for Albertans.
“Line 3 is about good jobs, growing Alberta’s and Canada’s economy and ensuring we have safe, modern infrastructure to transport our energy resources to market while protecting the environment.”
The project was approved by the federal government in November 2016. It’s expected to cost around $4.8 billion, adding 9,000 indirect and direct jobs in the province.
“This project is another significant step in making life better for Albertans and building a strong, sustainable future for everyone in this great country,” added Notley.
The multi-billion-dollar project will see Enbridge replace their pipeline from Alberta to Wisconsin. Enbridge expects the entire project to be finished by 2019.