On Wednesday evening, representatives from the Enbridge Pipeline Project met with community members in Marshall.

The meeting was to educate area residents about the upcoming Enbridge Pipeline which will stretch through 31 miles of Saline County.

Once it is completed, the pipeline will initially move about 600,000 barrels of oil per day across the state of Missouri.

The pipeline is part of an initiative to move large amounts of oil from Illinois, through Missouri and Kansas, and finally into portions of Oklahoma. Some critics of the plan cite the 2010 spill of more than 800,000 barrels of Enbridge oil into a Michigan river as reason for the plan to not go through to the construction stage.

The pipeline will begin construction within the next two or three weeks, and construction will be finished in about a year.