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Rail-borne equipment, ranging from four-wheeled tenders to large tandem trucks and cranes, were spread out just west of Roberts Monday morning as workers hustled to complete improvements and reopen two in-town crossings.

Roberts crossings expected to re-open on schedule

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A fleet of Union Pacific rail vehicles descended on Roberts by highway and rail over the weekend, working long hours Sunday and Monday to improve a stretch of track and two crossings. Equipment included a converted school bus presumably used to shuttle workers to the job site.

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Work occurring Monday at Roberts is part of $4 million in improvements on 16 miles of track between Hudson and Menomonie that began in early August and is scheduled to be completed by mid December.

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