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Union Pacific Railroad will continue investing in Oregon's transportation infrastructure with a $33.5 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Oakridge to Harrisburg, and to improve the rail yard in Eugene. The 75-mile track improvement project includes installing 26 miles of new rail and more than 81,000 railroad ties along this premium railroad corridor through the central part of Oregon. Crews will also spread 42,100 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed. Additionally, more than 100 road crossings are being resurfaced, providing motorists a smooth transition across designated railroad crossings, and crews will replace 15,400 ties and more than 5,000 tons of ballast in the Eugene rail yard.
The rail project is done as of yesterday. Tie work should be just about done I believe. Does appear that they will be re[lacing all the turnouts between Eugene and shedd. So far they have done both ends of Irving siding and the south end of swain. Should be cutting in the north end soon.
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