Kansas City Southern, Kansas City, Mo., announced that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR), will invest approximately $15.6 million on construction and improvement projects in 2015 on the segment of the Pittsburg Subdivision line from Kansas City to Stotesbury, Mo. These projects will help grow capacity, as well as maintain and enhance safety on KCS’ cross-border network.

Work will begin May 26 and continue through the end of June. It will include the replacement of 1.75 miles of rail and 100,000 cross ties, as well as improvements to over 90 road crossings in Kansas City, Grandview, Cleveland, Drexel, Amsterdam, Hume and Stotesbury.

“KCS, through its U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle and enhance the safety of our operation,” says David Starling, chief executive officer. “These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”

In Missouri, KCSR owns and operates 396 miles of railroad. In addition, KCSR provides service to an intermodal facility in Kansas City, the river ports of St. Louis and Kansas City and six transload facilities in the state.