Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wis. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June 10 and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of September.
The railroad will replace 26 miles of rail, renew the surfaces at 62 crossings and replace seven switches. The project is one of nearly 1,500 that 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. The railroad announced in June of this year that it would spend $11 million performing work on rail line between Rusk and near Eau Claire and between Black River Falls and Wyeville, Wis., which.