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KCS slates rail line projects in five states

Kansas City Southern Railway Co. will spend $24.6 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its rail line through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.

The work will be completed on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport subdivisions, according to a KCS press release.

The Class I has planned rail, tie and crossing improvements between Neosho, Mo., and Blanchard, La. The work is expected to begin May 30 and continue through late August.

In total, the project will include the replacement of 7.7 miles of rail and 90,000 ties, as well as improvements to more than 130 grade crossings.

"KCS, through its U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle, and enhance the safety of our operation," said President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Ottensmeyer. "These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate."

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