UP to invest $48.1 million into Utah infrastructure

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OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific announced this week that it will invest more than $48 million into its rail lines across Utah this year.

The railroad plans on spending $40.3 million on track and $4.2 million on bridges. Specific projects include a $18.4 million tie replacement program between Wells, Nev. and Salt Lake City; $6.8 million to replace more than 55,000 ties between Lynndyl and Tooele; and $2.6 million for new rail between Ogden and Granger, Wyo.

This year, UP plans on spending more than $3 billion on its network. Since 2000, the company has invested $51 billion into its infrastructure and officials say it has resulted in a 40-percent decrease in derailments in that time.

“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimize delays as trains travel through communities across Utah,” says representative Wes Lujan. “Maintaining a healthy railroad is a foundation to our ability to service customers and communities across the state.”

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