Friday, June 09, 2017

Union Pacific capital plan includes $24-million investment in Arizona rail infrastructure

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Union Pacific announced plans to invest $24 million in its Arizona rail infrastructure as a part of its 2017 $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.

The Class 1 will invest $21 million in railroad track maintenance and $2 million in bridges throughout the state. Key projects include:

  • $7 million investment in the rail line between Tucson and Nogales to replace 61,839 crossties during a tie replacement project.
  • $6 million investment in the rail line between Cochise and San Simon to replace 28 miles of concrete crossties and pad.
  • $3 million investment in the rail line between Casa Grande and Tucson to replace 26,300 crossties during a tie replacement project.

This investment in Arizona is a part of Union Pacific's ongoing investment strategy. The company has invested more than $221 million strengthening Arizona's transportation infrastructure between 2012 to 2016.

Read more about Union Pacific's infrastructure investment plans in Idaho, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oregon, Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and California on RT&S.

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