Union Pacific (UP) will invest approximately $57 million on the company’s Kansas rail infrastructure in 2017. The investment will fund $43 million for track maintenance and $12 million to maintaining bridges.
Projects on the Kansas rail infrastructure will include a $13 million investment in the rail line between Topeka and Herington to replace 102,740 railroad ties and install 53,137 tons of rock ballast; and a $4.8 million investment in the rail line between Junction City and Salina to replace 33,828 railroad ties and install 327 tons of rock ballast.
“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimize delays as trains travel through communities across Kansas,” said Donna Kush, UP vice president public affairs, northern region. “Maintaining a healthy railroad is the foundation of our ability to serve customers and communities across the state.”
Union Pacific invested more than $425 million strengthening Kansas’s transportation infrastructure from 2012 to 2016.The infrastructure projects are funded by UP.