Thursday, August 08, 2013

UP invests $8 million into Iowa’s transportation infrastructure

Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $8 million in the rail line between Mason City and near Iowa Falls. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began August 6 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

 The railroad will replace 50,500 crossties, install 18,000 tons of ballast and crews will renew the surfaces at 73 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.

 

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