Union Pacific will invest more than $9 million in April on a rail line between Iowa’s Missouri Valley and Arlington, Neb. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
The project includes the replacement of 19,300 railroad ties, insertion of 10,250 tons of rock ballast, and the installation of two switches. The project also calls for resurfacing 19 road crossings.
Officials said UP will conduct 1,500 investment projects across its network this year.
“Union Pacific helps businesses connect with consumers, suppliers and markets across the nation and around the world,” said Donna Kush, UP’s vice president of public affairs for the 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.”