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5/19/2017



Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad

UP slots $41 million for Wyoming infrastructure projects


Union Pacific Railroad this year will invest $41 million in its infrastructure in Wyoming.

The railroad has slotted $38 million for track maintenance and $2.8 million for bridge maintenance, UP officials said yesterday in a press release.

One key project involves replacing 68,579 ties and installing 21,967 tons of ballast on the rail line in eastern Goshen and Niobrara counties. That work is expected to cost $10 million.

UP also has set aside $7 million to replace 58,382 ties and install nearly 39,375 tons of ballast between Wamsutter and Rock Springs.

From 2012 to 2016, UP invested more than $243 million in Wyoming's transportation infrastructure, according to the railroad.

The Class I in late March began unveiling its state-by-state infrastructure plans. Since then, UP has announced investment plans for rail improvements in Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma and Utah.



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