With an expected cost of more than half a billion dollars, Union Pacific Railroad's latest construction project is one for the record books. Work on Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas, began in January on approximately 1,875 acres.
“At $550 million, Brazos Yard represents the largest capital investment in a single facility in the company's 155-year history,” said Jeff DeGraff, Union Pacific spokesman.
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is improving traffic flow on Interstate-10 in Marana, Ariz., by constructing a new interchange bridge over I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks at Ina Road. Besides providing better traffic movement, the $128 million project will improve safety at the location.
Texas's transportation infrastructure will receive a $450 million boost from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018. The company's planned private investment will enhance safety, operating efficiency and support customer service.
Union Pacific builds and maintains its track without taxpayer funds and its trains reduce traffic on Texas's congested highways.
Union Pacific Railroad recently began construction on its Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas. The $550 million rail yard represents the largest capital investment in a single facility in the company's 155-year history. Brazos Yard will have the capacity to switch up to 1,300 rail cars per day, making it one of the highest capacity yards on Union Pacific's 23-state network.