Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UP working on $14.9 million Colorado and Idaho infrastructure improvements

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Union Pacific is enhancing Colorado's transportation infrastructure by investing $4 million in the rail line that runs between Grand Junction and Cameo. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid May.

The nearly 27-mile project includes replacing 25,200 ties, spreading 13,300 tons of ballast to help provide a more stable roadbed and renewing the surfaces at 42 road crossings.

UP will also enhance Idaho's transportation infrastructure by investing $10.9 million in the rail line that runs between Athol and Eastport in northern Idaho. The project will begin April 7 and is scheduled to be completed in June.

The 95-mile project includes replacing more than 79,000 railroad ties and installing more than 28,000 tons of ballast to help provide a more stable roadbed. In addition, crews will renew the surfaces at 83 road crossings.

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