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Weed Controlling Spraying on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Corridors

Weed spraying along railroad tracks complete for season

posted August 14, 2018 2:49 PM

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) has informed the City that their contractor began spraying overgrown brush within their railroad corridors between Madison and Cottage Grove, and from Madison to Middleton during the week of August 6th.  The treatment area comprised a quarter of the width of the railroad right-of-way and adjoining properties were avoided.  Wisconsin  & Southern Railroad states spraying should be complete for the season. 

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About Weed Control spraying on railroad property

The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad conducts weed and brush control spraying along the tracks two times a year, generally in spring and fall.  The application is performed by the railroad company to control weeds, promote effective drainage, improve safety for railroad workers and protect and extend the life of the railroad. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about weed spraying?  The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad has prepared a FAQ Sheet