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$4B Illinois Tollway Reconstruction Under Way

The Illinois Tollway's $4 billion reconstruction of the 22-mi.-long Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street will provide congestion relief and reconstruct aging bridges and other infrastructure to meet current and future traffic demands, while also addressing regional transportation needs in the western Chicago area....


Improving Minnesota Roads, BNSF Rail Operations

Construction began in mid-July for the $34 million, design-build Willmar Wye project, an initiative led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and its partners — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County and the Kandiyohi County and city of Willmar Economic Development Commission....


U.S. Officials Approve Railroad's Plans for Northern Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) BNSF Railway's plan to build two bridges as part of a second railroad line in northern Idaho to accommodate increased train traffic and future growth meets environmental requirements, federal officials said....


BNSF OKs $175M for Washington Rail

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced Feb. 22 that its 2019 capital expenditure program in Washington will be approximately $175 million. Much of this year's capital plan in the state will be for replacing and upgrading rail, rail ties and ballast, which are the main components for the tracks on which BNSF trains operate....


Rail Traffic Rises Amid N.M., Texas Oil Surge

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) Traffic is surging in the railroad industry in southeast New Mexico due to the oil boom in the state and West Texas. The number of rail cars traveling through the Carlsbad area almost tripled during the region's recent oil boom as extraction continued to grow in Permian Basin, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported....


Plans to Develop Former Railyard Move Forward

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Officials say a development group will invest as much as $70 million in redeveloping the downtown Sioux Falls rail yard. The Argus Leader reports that city officials have chosen David and Erika Billion to lead the first phase of development on 10 acres acquired in 2015 from BNSF Railway....


Officials Approve Railroad's Plan for Second Bridge

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint....


BNSF Plans $80M Capital Program in New Mexico

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that its 2018 capital expenditure program in New Mexico will be approximately $80 million. Roughly half of this year's plan in New Mexico is focused on maintenance projects to ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable rail network and includes replacing and upgrading the main components for the tracks on which BNSF trains operate including rail, rail ties and ballast....


New Bridge Debuts as 'Off Broadway' Work Continues

The curtain is up and I-235 in Oklahoma City is now open following the first bridge move of its kind in state history by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The interstate was closed for nearly 60 hours to move two giant bridge spans into place and now the new BNSF railroad bridge is taking center stage in its new home above the interstate....


BNSF to Install 2nd Track From Idaho to Spokane Valley

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Rising train traffic is prompting BNSF Railway to make plans to install a second track from Hauser, Idaho, to the Spokane Valley. The project calls for a 4.4-mi. second track to be installed parallel to an existing BNSF mainline track, which carries freight from Seattle to the Midwest....






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