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Union Pacific Will Make Track Improvements

The Union Pacific Railroad is spending $8.2 million this year on track improvements between Des Moines, IA and Kansas City.

Upon completion of the projects, crews will have removed and installed 55,400 ties; spread 10,700 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed; replaced the surfaces at 31 road crossings, and replaced 2.5 miles of rail in various curves on the line. Work began on these projects this past

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