Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Union Pacific to invest $22 million in two key projects in New Mexico rail maintenance

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Union Pacific will invest $23 million of its allotted $3.1-billion 2017 capital program in its New Mexico rail infrastructure.

The Class 1 plans to invest $22 million to maintain track and $1 million in other improvements across the state. Projects include a $14 million investment in the rail line between Carrizozo and Fort Bliss to replace 116,318 crossties and install 55,470 tons of ballast and a $1.6 million investment in the rail line across Lordsburg to replace 10,615 crossties and install 3,000 tons of ballast.

This year's planned $23 million capital expenditure in New Mexico adds to the more than $105 million the railroad has invested in the state between 2012 and 2016.

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