Thursday, June 19, 2014

Union Pacific performing $11 million track renewal project in Wisconsin

Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $11 million in the rail line between Rusk and near Eau Claire and between Black River Falls and Wyeville, Wis. The project, which is funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June 5 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.


The railroad will replace a total of 42 miles of rail, renew the surfaces at 41 road crossings and replace 14 switches. The project is one of nearly 1,500 that Union Pacific will complete across its 32,000-mile network this year to help improve train operating efficiency, reduce motorist wait times at crossings and enhance safety.


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