112.04 At-Grade Crossings. If the construction involves an At-Grade Crossing where no signalization is planned and no wire lines are to be adjusted, the AHTD Programs and Contracts Division will prepare the necessary agreements and insurance clauses upon receiving appropriate information from the Right of Way Division. A Special Provision will be included in the contract to set forth the responsibilities of the Contractor concerning work on the railroad right of way. The Railroad may also require the Contractor to execute a right of entry agreement.
The Resident Engineer will document the work on or affecting the railroad right of way in the Construction Diary. It is NOT necessary to maintain a separate utility diary
for the At-Grade crossing work.
The Assistant Chief Engineer-Planning is
responsible for preparing agreements for railroad signalization/surface installation or adjustment projects. The Assistant Chief Engineer-Planning, with the assistance of the Programs and Contracts Division and the Districts, is responsible for the administration of Signalization projects. The District Engineer may call on the Resident Engineer for assistance. No record keeping (diary, etc.) or daily inspection will be required by the Department while the Railroad is performing work, other than that deemed necessary by the District Engineer to maintain the integrity of the roadway for the traveling public.
Refer to Subsection 105.09 of this Manual for general procedures to be followed on Railroad Signalization project final inspections. Also, there is additional information required that is specific to Railroad Signalization projects. Figure 112-1 shows examples of statements that should be noted under "Remarks" when applicable to a Railroad Signalization project's "Final" Construction Inspection Report. In addition, a copy of a "Railroad Crossing Certification Form" that has been signed by the railroad stating that the project has been completed, must accompany a "Final" Construction Inspection Report for a Railroad Signalization project. Figure 112-2 is an example of this form.
112.06 Wire Line Adjustments. Wire line adjustments are handled under one of the three previously discussed agreements and are not handled separately.
112.07 Railroad Agreement Materials Estimate. Subject to the provisions of the particular Highway-Railroad Agreement, the Railroad Company may submit a request for reimbursement of costs incurred to furnish and store materials being assembled for installation. This request, with all supporting documentation, should be submitted to the Assistant Chief Engineer-Planning, who will prepare the Materials Estimate using Form 19-119. This Estimate and a copy of the invoice will be forwarded to the Programs and Contracts Division. The District Engineer or Resident Engineer may be called upon to verify that the materials are stored and designated for the specific
necessary should be appended and the Materials Estimate returned
comments as are the assistant Chief
Engineer-Planning for handling.