Union Pacific Railroad Replacing Ties, Tracks In Northwest Iowa

Date posted - September 25, 2015

up loco union pacificNorthwest Iowa — You may have noticed crews working on the Union Pacific tracks, ties and crossings in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota over the past few weeks.

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.

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