Union Pacific To Invest $27M In Its Oklahoma Rail Infrastructure

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 1:23 pm
By: News On 6

Union Pacific railroad plans to invest $27 million this year to improve its Oklahoma's transportation infrastructure. The company says that investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Union Pacific's plan covers a range of initiatives: $23 million to maintain railroad track, $634,000 to enhance signal systems and $3 million to maintain or replace bridges.

Union Pacific says some of the key projects planned include:

  • $13 million investment in the rail line between Big Cabin and Rentiesville to replace 84,820 railroad ties and install 40,249 tons of rock ballast. In addition, the railroad will repair the surfaces at 89 road crossings.
  • $3 million investment in the rail line between the Oklahoma/Kansas line and Wagoner to replace 23,939 railroad ties and install 332 tons of rock ballast.

Union Pacific says from 2010 to 2014 the railroad has invested more than $236 million to strengthen its infrastructure in Oklahoma.