Union Pacific Railroad Makes Track Improvements Between Jefferson City and Morrison, Mo.
Omaha, Neb., November 12, 2007 Union Pacific Railroad is spending $8.8 million this year on track improvements between Jefferson City and Morrison, Mo.
Upon completion of the projects, crews will have removed and installed 67,600 ties; replaced rail in various curves; spread 16,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and replaced the surfaces at 72 road crossings. Work began on this project on October 20 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-December.
These improvements are part of the $1.5 billion Union Pacific is planning to spend in 2007 to maintain its track across its more than 32,300-mile system.
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