The Fort Worth District celebrated the official reopen of Fort Polk’s railroad with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 15. The project included replacement of 19,500 cross ties and 26 culverts, and repaired 19 switches and 21 road crossings. The railroad is vital to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk mission, transporting an average of 920 pieces of rolling stock and supporting more than ten rotations annually. In less than a year, Fort Polk’s railroad infrastructure underwent more than $14 million in upgrades.
Our mission is to deliver vital engineering solutions in collaboration with our partners, to secure our Nation, energize our economy, and reduce our risk from disaster.
To help us ensure that we continue to deliver value to the Nation—in a time of aging infrastructure and intense competition for scarce resources—the Southwestern Division operates from the perspective of an Azimuth and Regional Priorities, developed by our leadership and vetted through our partnerships.
Our Regional Priorities are an expression of where we have and will continue to deliver unique value to the Nation. They directly enable us to accomplish our mission.
Our Regional Priorities help us continue to strengthen national security, energize the economy and reduce risk from disaster.