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A decade later, no ‘pressing need’ for Red Rock rail facility, railroad says

A decade later, no ‘pressing need’ for Red Rock rail facility, railroad says

Union Pacific, Arizona State Land Dept. looking to cut costs for Pinal County project

by Phil Riske | Rose Law Group Reporter

Is a switching yard rail project that promised a tremendous economic boost for Pinal County on life support?

It’s said God created the world in seven days. It has taken 3,650 days, however, to develop the Red Rock switching facility along the east side of I-10 near Picacho Peak on state trust land. And they’re not at all finished.


Officials involved in the project since 2006 either have no responded to numerous requests for information or aren’t offering detailed explanations. Several sources told Rose Law Group Reporter they have been in the dark about progress on the 950-acre project.


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