The program probably will call for around 1100 ties and 1100 tons of stone per mile installed, with surfacing work from the interchange to milepost 9 (Curriers Station), all turnouts and remaining grade crossings should be replaced. Bridge inspections have been completed, and now there needs to be a consultant hired to complete the whole job. The railroad has been allotted ties & stone for spot work, but everything else will be bid.
The third grant promised for 2008/09 hopes to continue that work north on the rest of the line at 1400 ties per mile, with plans to add a siding at around milepost 3.
The grants represents about 20% of our total need right now.
In the event that the documents can be processed in time, you may indeed notice a difference by October.
Of course, this is all subject to change and is preliminary in nature.
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