19A NCAC 02B .0243 RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND GATES
(a) When the Department of Transportation directs a railroad to protect its grade crossings by the erection of electric signals or other safety devices, the railroad so directed shall erect such electric signals or other safety devices as required in the order. Upon the installation and placing into operation of the signals or other safety devices as required in the order, any existing signals or other safety devices shall be removed by the railroad unless otherwise directed by the Department of Transportation.
(b) Where there has been a discontinuance of service but the tracks have not been paved over or removed, crossbuck signs shall be removed and sign R8-9 "TRACKS OUT OF SERVICE" shall be installed.
(c) Where there has been a discontinuance of service and the tracks have been paved over or removed, all signs shall be removed.
(d) Where there has been a discontinuance of service and flashing light signals or gates are present, the gate arms shall be removed and the signal heads shall be hooded, turned, or removed to clearly indicate they are not in operation.
History Note: Authority G.S. 136-18(5); 136-18(11); 136-20;
Eff. August 1, 1998;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.