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7/1/2005



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KCS to spend $50 million to expand Shreveport yard



Kansas City Southern officials recently met with Shreveport, La., and Caddo Parish representatives to discuss the railroad’s plan to expand Deramus Yard in North Shreveport.

Expected to take three years to complete, the $50 million project is designed to increase traffic flow through the yard, improve operating efficiency and expand capacity. KCS plans to grade-separate crossings at the yard’s north and south ends, and along a major drive. Engineers currently are completing preliminary designs.

“While we are in the early stages of planning, we want to be in close communication with local officials to make sure that we coordinate our efforts to realize as many public benefits from this project as we can,” said KCS Vice President of Corporate Affairs Warren Erdman in a prepared statement.


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