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Kansas City Southern set to begin $5.6 million in Louisiana projects


Kansas City Southern Railway Co. will perform $5.6 million in construction and improvement projects on its Shreveport Terminal Subdivision in Louisiana, the railroad announced yesterday.

The projects — which are being done to address capacity, maintenance and safety improvements — will begin March 8 and continue through March 22. The work will include installation of 37,000 ties and other improvements to more than 20 public and private grade crossings in Shreveport, according to a KCS press release.

"KCS, through its U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle, and enhance the safety of our operation," said Chief Executive Officer David Starling. "These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate."

In Louisiana, the railroad owns and operates about 915 miles of rail infrastructure and serves the river ports of Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Natchitoches and the Gulf port of New Orleans.