Union Pacific will improve part of Kansas' transportation infrastructure with a $6-million investment to its rail line that runs from Wichita to near Caldwell, Kan.
The project includes
removing and installing more than 41,500 ties. Crews also will spread 33,500
tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and renew the roadway surfaces
at 70 crossings. The tie replacement part of the project began March 1 and is scheduled
to be completed April 5. The crossing surface renewal projects will be
completed in mid-August.
Union Pacific plans to
spend approximately $2.5 billion in 2010 to support America’s current and
future freight transportation needs and enhance the safety and efficiency of
the railroad’s 32,000-mile network.