Construction crews digging trenches for controversial pipeline.

GREEN  Work on the NEXUS Gas Transmission project is progressing within the city as construction crews dig trenches and prepare to install the pipeline.

The city has advised residents pipe is generally lowered a couple of days after a trench is dug.

Parts of the pipeline to the east and west of Green have already been welded and buried, but work on the 8-mile section within the city was delayed by a legal challenge to the project.

The 36-inch diameter pipeline will carry up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day from the Utica and Marcellus shales to users in Ohio, Michigan and Canada when completed.

The 255-mile NEXUS pipeline starts near Hanoverton in Columbiana County and crosses Washington, Nimishillen, Marlboro and Lake townships in Stark County, before entering Green. It eventually connects with existing natural gas pipelines in Michigan.

Detroit-based DTE Energy and Enbridge, a Canadian company, are partners in the $2.1 billion project.

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