Friday, January 25, 2013

Union Pacific to perform $13.2 million in work for Oregon infrastructure

Union Pacific is investing approximately $13.2 million in the rail line between Troutdale and Dalles, Ore.

The project began Jan. 7 and is scheduled to be completed in April.

The railroad will replace nearly 91,000 crossties, install more than 30,000 tons of ballast and replace five switches. In addition, crews will renew the surfaces at 32 crossings. The project is one of nearly 1,500 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.

"Union Pacific helps link businesses with consumers, suppliers and markets across the nation and around the world," said Scott Moore, Union Pacific vice president public affairs, Western Region. "In addition to helping move customers' goods more safely and efficiently, our investments support communities by reducing traffic congestion, facilitating industrial development and promoting economic expansion."

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