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Railroad to re-lay, upgrade lines between Fort Wayne and Muncie

Railroad tracks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - About 60 miles of track connecting Fort Wayne and Muncie will undergo upgrades over the weeks ahead in what the owner calls a "well-coordinated blitz."

Norfolk Southern crews will remove old rail and install nearly 30 miles of new continuous line as part of that project.

The work begins in Muncie on Sept. 8, with the crews making their way north as portions of the upgrade are completed.

They are expected to be in Muncie on Sept. 21, though problematic weather could cause delays.

In addition to the line improvements, railroad crossings that are worn or damaged will be addressed.

At various times, crossings may be closed to allow for construction work.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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