For a project to replace a portion of Enbridge Energy’s oil pipeline that runs through the Superior, Wis. course, the company will work directly with the course to repair damage from the construction, and earn a refund of nearly half its easement costs.
This fall, Nemadji Golf Club in Superior, Wis. will look a little different as “a par five will become a par three,” during the fall, the city’s Public Works Director, Todd Janigo, told KQDS Fox 21 of Duluth, Minn.
One of the club’s 36 holes will be disrupted in that fashion, KQDS reported, as Enbridge Energy works on a replacement project for its Line 3 oil pipeline, with part of that project now running right through the East/West course.
“There was a change in method of crossing under the CN Railroad recently, and these changes make it possible for the realignment,” Janigo told KQDS. “They’re not going to be boring from the west side of the railroad tracks; they’ll be boring from the east side. So it’s actually on the 13 West fairway that they’ll set their boring equipment up.”
At a special meeting of the Superior Common Council on August 28th, the Public Works Department submitted a memorandum, KQDS reported, and Janigo said the new agreement will relieve the city from having to expend its own resources to restore the part of the golf course that will be upended by the construction project. Through the new agreement, Enbridge will work directly with the golf course for the restoration once construction is complete.
“It works way better and way faster for Enbridge to work directly with the golf course, and pay for those restoration costs,” Janigo said.“It’ll be bored the rest of the way from the golf course. But where they set up that drilling rig will be a mess when they get done.”
In the prior agreement, Enbridge has paid the city of Superior $176,545 in easement costs, KQDS reported. With the new agreement, the city will refund $89,920 back to Enbridge.