Railroad: Track repairs mean smoother, quieter trains

A major railroad maintenance project will take place in western Johnson County this year, and residents should expect quieter trains when it’s completed.

The Indiana Railroad Co. has been working on a $65 million, five-year maintenance project of its tracks, which pass through Bargersville and western

Johnson County. Work will start as soon as this spring on the section between Bloomington and Indianapolis, company spokesman Eric Powell said.

That stretch cuts through the Center Grove area, Bargersville and rural Hensley Township before winding through Morgantown. The tracks run roughly parallel to State Road 135.

The company expects to spend about $3 million on improvements to the track in Johnson County this year, Powell said.

East-west roads that cross the railroad tracks will be closed at times, but no long-term road closures are expected, he said.

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