Union Pacific Railroad Invests More Than $13.5 Million into Wyoming’s Transportation

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Union Pacific Railroad are investing $13.5 million into Wyoming’s transportation infrastructure. The investment will be used to improve the rail line between Laramie and near Hanna and began on July 16th. The work is due to be completed by mid-September.

Union Pacific Rail Ties and Ballast

The rail line will have 74,000 railroad ties, have 23,000 tons of rock ballast and have five miles of various curves to replace. This is one of nearly 15,000 Union Pacific will complete across the 32,000-mile network this year.

“Union Pacific helps businesses connect with consumers, suppliers 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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