Union Pacific Railroad Invests More Than $20 Million into Illinois’ Transportation

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Union Pacific Railroad will invest more than $20 million into Illinois transportation infrastructure. Development will take plan on the rail line between Chester and the Illinois/Missouri boarder. The investment has been made possible by private funding. Work on the line started on May 25th and will be completed by mid-October.

Union Pacific Illinois Investment

The railroad will replace 71,800 railroad ties, install 30,000 tons of rock ballast and replace nearly 15 miles of rail. In addition, the development team will repair the surfaces at 43 road crossings.

“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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