Union Pacific upgrades tracks between Troutdale and The Dalles

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Oregon’s transportation infrastructure by investing approximately $13.2 million in the rail line between Troutdale and The Dalles. The project, which is funded by Union Pacific with no taxpayer dollars, began January 7 and is scheduled to be completed in April. The railroad will replace nearly 91,000 railroad ties, install more than 30,000 tons of rock ballast and replace five switches. In addition, crews will renew the surfaces at 32 road crossings. The project is one of nearly 1,500 Union Pacific will complete across its 32,000-mile network this year to help improve train operating efficiency, reduce motorist wait times at crossings and enhance safety.

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