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CN Proposal Would Add $30 Mil. to Duluth Railway Infrastructure

Updated: 04/30/2014 11:08 PM
Created: 04/30/2014 11:07 PM WDIO.com

The Canadian National Railway Company is proposing a project that would add $30 million to Duluth's railroad infrastructure.

At a special Duluth Parks Commission meeting Wednesday, CN representatives were talking to the public about their plan to purchase several small parcels of park land from the city along a 4.5 mile corridor in far western Duluth to expand their tracks. 

According to CN spokesman Patrick Woldron, the area roughly between Commonwealth Ave. in Gary-New Duluth and Interstate 35 is only a single track, which causes big back-ups.  

"That particular area is, in essence, a bottle neck. Think of it as a one-lane highway. We're looking to add a second lane, so in essence, a passing lane, so if you had an issue on the hill - which is a rather steep grade for a railroad - you'd have a second track to be able to continue your operation."

Woldron says the project would also be an investment in the roughly 400 local employees.

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