Within USD 51.5 million to improve Wyoming’s transportation infrastructure, Union Pacific announced that will invest USD 13.5 to modernize the railway line between Laramie and near Hanna.
The railroad will replace 74,000 railroad ties, install 23,000 tons of rock ballast and replace five miles of rail in various curves. In addition, crews will repair the surfaces at 21 road crossings. The project is one of nearly 1,500 Union Pacific will complete across its 32,000-mile network this year to help improve train operating efficiency, reduce motorist wait times at crossings and enhance safety.
“Union Pacific helps businesses connect with consumers, suppliers and markets across the nation and around the world. 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,” Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Northern Region said.