Union Pacific Railroad has announced that it is enhancing Oregon's transportation infrastructure by investing $2 million to replace the rail line that runs through Penn Tunnel in Portland, Oregon.
The project will begin November 16 and is scheduled to be completed by November 21. This infrastructure maintenance will be performed 24 hours a day during the time period to minimize the impact on the community and Union Pacific operations, the company said.
The project will replace the existing rail line inside the tunnel, which amounts to a little more than one mile of track. Existing track will be removed in 40-foot segments and new track will be installed by a track laying machine. The project includes replacing 3,600 tons of ballast inside the tunnel to help maintain a stable roadbed. A Union Pacific team of 100 will be working at the project site.