BNSF Railway Co., a U.S. rail freight transportation company, is planning to invest around $175 million in the company's maintenance project in Washington this year.

BNSF Railway said that most of the investment in the state will be for replacing and upgrading rail, rail ties and ballast, which are the main components for the tracks on which its trains operate.

The company added that this year, the maintenance program in Washington includes approximately 820 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work as well as the replacement of about 50 miles of rail and close to 130,000 ties.

The move will enable BNSF Railway to continue to provide safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally conscious transportation. In addition to maintenance projects, it plans to install about two miles of new double-track along the Fallbridge Subdivision near Wishram.