Union Pacific’s Calli Hite says the project is part of UP’s annual capital investment plan.
She says the project involving tracks in our area is part of a stretch that extends from Minnesota to Sioux City.
Hite says that, while they won’t be replacing the entire section of rail and ties, they will be replacing a substantial portion.
She says that, while they would normally shut the track down for only a few hours each day for the construction work to continue, in this case they’re doing what they call a blitz.
The project in our area is scheduled to be completed in late October or early November.