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Union Pacific to invest $125 million in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Staff writer |
Union Pacific plans to invest $98 million in 2015 to improve Arkansas's transportation infrastructure.

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Freight railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds. Union Pacific's private investments sustain jobs and ensure the company meets growing demand for products used in the resurgent American economy.

Union Pacific's planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $81 million to maintain railroad track, $8 million to enhance signal systems and $8 million to maintain or replace bridges in the state.

Key projects planned this year include:

$23 million investment in the rail line between Gould and the border with Louisiana to replace 44 miles of rail and repair the surfaces at 65 road crossings.

$9.7 million investment in the rail line between Knoxville and Van Buren to replace 65,251 railroad ties and install 28,107 tons of rock ballast. In addition, crews will repair the surfaces at 62 road crossings.

$7.1 million investment in the rail line between Hope and Texarkana to replace 50,383 railroad ties and install 21,910 tons of rock ballast. In addition, crews will repair the surfaces at 40 road crossings.

Union Pacific plans to invest $27 million in 2015 to improve Oklahoma's transportation infrastructure. Freight railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds.

Union Pacific's planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $23 million to maintain railroad track, $634,000 to enhance signal systems and $3 million to maintain or replace bridges in the state.

Key projects planned this year include:

$13 million investment in the rail line between Big Cabin and Rentiesville to replace 84,820 railroad ties and install 40,249 tons of rock ballast. In addition, crews will repair the surfaces at 89 road crossings.

$3 million investment in the rail line between the Oklahoma/Kansas line and Wagoner to replace 23,939 railroad ties and install 332 tons of rock ballast.


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