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Union Pacific has invested $9 million dollars to strengthen the infrastructure between Sedalia and Pleasant Hill, in Missouri. The total investment will all be paid for through private funding from Union Pacific and not through taxpayer cash. The project had began on the 15th to May and is planned to be finished by the end of June.
The contract is to replace 60,5000 railroad tiles and to install 22,300 tonnes of rock ballast. Also, with this the company plans to renew 80 road crossing surfaces and install more than a mile of rail in various curves. This project is one of 1,500 that Union Pacific is to of completed across it’s 32,000 mile network. All with the aim to reduce the risk to motorists and their wait time, and improve train operating efficiency.
“Union Pacific helps businesses connect with customers, supplier and markets across the nation and around the world,” said Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Northern Region. “In addition to helping move our customers’ goods safely and efficiently, our investments support communities by reducing traffic congestion, facilitating industrial development and promoting economic expansion.”
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