19A NCAC 02B .0155      CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Whenever any road, street or highway forming a part of the State Highway System shall cross or intersect any railroad, including an industrial siding, at the same level or grade, the railroad owner shall be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the crossing and the area between the ends of the ties and the edge of the pavement of the main traveled lanes plus a maximum of 10 feet of the usable shoulders.  The railroad owner shall assume the construction cost of the crossing for the pavement width and shall maintain the entire area herein described at its own expense.  The Department of Transportation shall reimburse the railroad owner for costs incurred in constructing the crossing through the shoulder widths.  The Department of Transportation shall also be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the road beyond the ends of the ties.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1993.