By Kevin Haas
Rock River Current
ROCKFORD — Piles of railroad ties are lined up along the Union Pacific railroad tracks downtown near the Rock River Recreation Path as the railroad company prepares to replace old ties.
Replacing the ties is part of standard maintenance, company spokesperson Mike Jaixen said in an email.
“We don’t have a specific date when the work will begin at this time, but it’s anticipated to be within the next month or so,” he said.
He said the work is not expected to require closure of the recreation path or Madison Street, where the train moves through downtown.