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Arizona land department issues study on proposed UP yard site

On Monday, the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) released a study on Union Pacific Railroad's proposal to purchase about 1,873 acres along Interstate 10 in the Red Rock area of Pinal County as a site for a classification yard.

The ASLD is processing UP's application and has yet to make a final decision on the appropriate size and shape of the proposed parcel. Conducted by RBF Consulting, the planning and engineering study evaluated a technical report authored by URS Corp. for UP last year, and issued recommendations to facilitate discussions between the county, railroad and state.

The study also identified issues and potential costs associated with infrastructure — such as streets, interchanges and utilities — should the land sale move forward.

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