Railroad Crossings

  • There are approximately 4800 public railroad crossings in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has regulatory responsibilities to assess the physical condition and safety needs of these crossings. MDOT should be notified of safety concerns at crossings. Railroads and road authorities are also required to request a review if there is a planned project in the vicinity of an existing crossing or if a proposed project would create a new crossing. Limited funding is available to assist with projects that improve motorist safety at public railroad crossings.

    Crossing Surface Program

    The Crossing Surface Program provides funding assistance for surface improvements through a competitive call for projects open to road authorities. The Program can cover 60% of project costs, with the railroad responsible for the remaining 40%.

    The 2017 call is closed. Project awards are expected to be made by early April.

    Railroad Letter

    Road Agency Letter

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  • Contacts:

    Regulatory Contacts

    Kris Foondle       Local Crossing Project Manager 517-335-3054
    Nisia Tebbe   Trunkline Crossing Engineer 517-335-2272
    Steve Rapp   Trunkline Grade Separation Engineer 517-335-3042
    Carlos Leven Trunkline Crossing Technical Coordinator     517-335-2268