UP performing $4.5 million in trackwork between Nebraska and Iowa

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Union Pacific will strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nebraska and Iowa by investing nearly $4.5 million in the rail line between Omaha, Neb., and near Missouri Valley, Iowa. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began March 5 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.


The railroad will replace 31,700 concrete crossties, install 16,670 tons of ballast and crews will renew the surfaces at 29 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.

Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, Class 1, ON Track Maintenance