Just as road construction season is getting underway in Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad is following suit. U-P spokesman Mark Davis says work is underway on a big infrastructure project in Nebraska and Iowa. U-P is replacing 31,700 concrete railroad ties and installing 16,670 tons of rock along the line that runs from Omaha to Missouri Valley, Iowa. U-P is also renewing the surfaces at 29 road crossings so drivers will notice an impact as work continues. The total cost of this project is $4.5-million.
The project is one of nearly 1,500 Union Pacific will complete across its 32,000-mile network this year. Davis says from2007 to 2013 U-P invested more than $21.6-billion on the network and operations to support the rail program.
The Omaha to Missouri Valley line project will be finished by the end of May.