Friday, December 23, 2011

Railroads in Devils Lake basin to be raised in spring

A 17-mile span of flood-threatened railroad tracks and two bridges in the Devils Lake Basin will be raised out of danger next year.
BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose told the North Dakota congressional delegation this week that construction will begin in the spring on the $97.4 million project along the BNSF track.
Rising floodwaters in the Devils Lake Basin have threatened the rail lines and bridges near Churchs Ferry, 23 miles west of the city of Devils Lake.
Amtrak was forced to suspend service on its Empire Builder line earlier this year. Continued

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