Kansas City Southern will spend nearly $25 million to replace cross ties and repair and update crossings on tracks between Neosho, MO and Blanchard, LA. The project will enhance over 7 miles of rail and replace over 90,000 cross ties. It will also repair or replace 130 road crossings. Crews began work at the end of May. The job is expected to take four months, including projects in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.