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Enbridge to pay $1.3M for road repairs

WOOD TV 8 -- Enbridge to pay $1.3M for road repairs
New pipeline to go through Washtenaw County

Updated: Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 3:54 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

LYNDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have reached a $1.3 million agreement with Enbridge Inc. to cover the cost of damage that the company's pipeline construction work will do on roads in the Ann Arbor area.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission recently negotiated the deal after Enbridge's construction schedule for its new crude oil pipeline ran into seasonal weight restrictions. Enbridge is based in Calgary, Alberta.


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Submitted Mar 18, 2013 By: epf
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epf
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 8:51:39 AM

Nice to see the activity.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 4:37:26 AM

Here is hopping that the Commissioner was a good negotiator.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 2:46:41 AM

Not enough.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 1:41:56 AM

Yikes...
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 1:06:35 AM

yes
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Packman3231
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:40:40 AM

Get money where you can.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:38:30 AM

Embridge has had lots of problems in Michigan.
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:32:43 AM

I agree with you, OOXXFF. I don't imagine it will be enough, but at least the county had the guts to go up against Big Oil--& win.

[Edited by: Suzzoom at 3/19/2013 12:33:30 AM EST]
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OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:28:34 AM

Good. I hope it is enough.
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rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:28:17 AM

LQQKGAS: "Soft rubber tires on Hard asphalt, What damage?"

It's been known for decades that the main source of wear on paved roads is heavy vehicles - hence why most highways have axle limits, and weigh stations, and lower limits in the spring when roads are more susceptible to damage due to thaw softening the road base. Damage to the asphalt is a fourth-power function of axle loads - so while passenger cars and light trucks effectively cause no breakdown of the asphalt and roadbed, heavy transport trucks will damage even very thick pavement - hence why roads and highways become rutted, especially around intersections and other locations where they are braking and accelerating. Surely you have seen where the truck ruts get so large they are like speed bumps? It's not rare, anywhere truck traffic is high.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:27:24 AM

Good. They should since it benefits them!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:25:17 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:25:08 AM

So Enbridge are the good guys then?
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:23:22 AM

nothing to see here
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:22:13 AM

What is news about this. Common everyday occurrence.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:21:19 AM

Yeah, OK!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:20:54 AM

Hope that's enough!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:19:03 AM

This is news? Utilities routinely pay for rebuilding roads if they tear up the roads to do work. Happens every day.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:18:53 AM

Sounds fair.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:17:35 AM

Wow!A fairly new article about something most of us don't give a hoot about.No comment.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:17:33 AM

"Soft rubber tires", @LQQKGAS? Tell me how soft those tires are if you ever get run over by an 18-wheeler.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:17:13 AM

Tough to tell if it will be a fair deal until we see how it plays out
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:16:19 AM

If they tear it up then they should fix the roads.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:15:51 AM

I wonder how much money the states of North and South Dakota are asking the shale drillers to contribute to fix their roads. You need a lot of trucks to haul the drilling equipment and all of that fracking fluid.

That stuff's not light, either.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:15:19 AM

Sounds like a deal.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:14:06 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:13:58 AM

$1.3M doesn't buy a lot of road repair these days. I hope it's enough.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:13:06 AM

Interesting, if you pay you can disregard weight limitations on roads. What about the infrastructure below? Sewer lines, storm drains. I find it disturbing how big oil muscles in, throws a few pennies(in the grand scheme of things, considering the profits) and people are bamboozled into thinking its a good thing.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:12:39 AM

I agree they should be held accountable for the full replacement cost!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:11:28 AM

Sounds like a fair deal.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:11:21 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:10:25 AM

Any bets on how much of the 1.3M actually goes to road repairs once it is paid. Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to governments.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:10:19 AM

They should.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:10:11 AM

So what, who cares?
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:10:07 AM

Will that raise the price at the pump?
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:09:34 AM

You find that the funds will be very hard to collect.
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ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:06:57 AM

Ok.
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Old
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this needs to happen faster
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I wish Calif. would repair their highways!!!
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ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:01:43 AM

good for them!!! maybe more cities will follow= repair their roads
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:01:36 AM

k
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:00:45 AM

Whatever.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:59:10 PM

Bout time! This roads are terrible
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:57:32 PM

cost of doing buisness
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You use 'em, you pay to fix them.
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ok
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:55:21 PM

This is an example of why I'm against these international pipelines. It's bad enough to deal with a neighboring state when problems occur. Increasingly, American states and municipalities have to deal with other countries and their laws which may be vastly different from ours.
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