Nebraska Administrative Code
Topic - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Title 415 - NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - LOCAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION
Chapter 7 - Comprehensive Public Safety Program for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Section 415-7-006 - MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF CROSSINGS WHEN RAILROAD LINE IS ABANDONED OR REMOVED

Current through March 20, 2024

006.01 The following rules shall apply whenever the owner of a railroad line is granted, by proper authority, an abandonment of its rail line. The owner of the rail line shall have the following duties:

006.01A To continue to protect, maintain and repair all active warning devices at all crossings until they are properly removed or a track out-of-service sign is placed in accordance with the MUTCD.

006.01B To promptly remove all active warning devices from crossings on the abandoned or removed lines. The railroad company shall cooperate with the Department to ensure that the devices are installed at another location on a line owned by the railroad or make the devices available to the Department for installation at a crossing on another railroad line.

006.01C To remove all tracks, ties, switches and other structures within the area of the lateral clear zone applicable to the roadway and to resurface the crossing and restore the area within the lateral clear zone to a condition safe for the traveling public. The roadway shall be resurfaced with the same surfacing used on the road leading to the crossing.

006.01D To mow and treat weeds at the crossing within the area of the roadway lateral clear zone on the railroad company's right-of-way until the work prescribed in Section 006.01C of this chapter is completed.

006.02 The public entity with jurisdiction over the road leading to the crossing shall erect exempted grade crossing signs when and as required by statute and by the MUTCD.

006.03 The Department reserves its right to remove grade crossing warning devices at abandoned crossings to protect the State's investment in such devices.

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