UP plans Illinois infrastructure improvements

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Union Pacific plans to enhance Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $25 million in the rail line that runs between Fults (about 30 miles south of Dupo) and near Chester. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October. This work is in addition to the project Union Pacific is doing in 2012 on the Illinois Department of Transportation's High Speed Rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis.

The 34-mile project includes replacing most of the rail in both the mainlines, as well as renewing the surfaces at 73 road crossings.

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