(a)  For purposes of this Rule the term "separated" means the travelways of two transportation facilities, such as two highways or a highway and a railroad, are physically separated by means of a bridge so that traffic on one will not conflict with traffic on the other.

(b)  For purposes of this Rule the term "separation structure" is the bridge structure which physically separates the travelways of the two transportation facilities.

(c)  For purposes of this Rule "grade point" is the point where the new construction of a facility ties into and terminates at the existing facility.

(d)  Where a grade crossing which was in existence prior to December 3, 1966, is separated, the railroad will be required to pay five percent of the cost of the separation structure and approaches from grade point to grade point.  Where a grade crossing is signalized, the railroad will not be charged with any of the costs of the signal installation.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑18(5); 136‑18(11); 136‑20;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.