This pipeline will be completed in several phases
of construction. First, the pipeline route will be marked off with survey stakes. Then, excavating equipment will begin digging a trench where the pipeline will eventually be installed. When a portion of the trench has been dug, several sections of pipe will be welded together. Excavating equipment outfitted with lifting straps will pick up the long sections of welded pipe and place them in the trench. When the entire pipeline has been connected and all of the safety checks are complete, the pipeline will be covered with backfill material and the ground surface will be restored. Finally, the pipeline will be strength tested and pressurized.