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.
- 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
- Request for a Diagnostic Study Team Review
- Project Funding Standards
- Railroad Crossing Closures Program
- Maintaining Railroad Crossings
- Quiet Zones
- MDOT Guidelines for Highway-Railroad Crossings
- Railroad Code of 1993
- School Buses at Crossings
- Special Stops Required at Crossings
- Parking Prohibitions Near Crossings
- Crossing Fatalities