Kansas City Southern (KCS), Kansas City, Mo., announced that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR), is investing approximately $5.6 million on construction and improvement projects on its Louisville Subdivision. In total, the project work will include the replacement of 27,000 cross ties, as well as improvements to 26 road crossings.

Cross tie and crossing improvements are planned between Philadelphia and Newton, Miss., starting Oct. 25 through early November. Communities that KCSR will be working through include Philadelphia, Neshoba, Union, Decatur and Newton, Miss.

“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 Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO. “These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”