Sunday, September 18, 2011

Railroad rehab raises farmers' hopes

A major railroad rehabilitation project near Mitchell is expected to give a boost to the state's economy and bring more than $30 million in additional business development investments.
The $28 million project by the South Dakota Department of Transportation will replace rails, ties and ballast on state-owned shortline rail track between Mitchell and Chamberlain.
It's the biggest railroad rehabilitation since the state acquired assets of the Milwaukee Railroad in 1980, said Bruce Lindholm, program manager for the office of local transportation projects. Continued

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