To obtain a Grade Crossing Agreement, a Grade Crossing
Application that includes photographs, a railroad milepost
location, a plat or railroad map that clearly shows the crossing of
interest must be submitted. The Grade Crossing Application is
provided by the link below. Any incomplete applications or
applications which do not include the railroad milepost and
railroad subdivision will be immediately rejected.
A non-refundable $1,000 application/review fee required by the
application can be paid via check or money order payable to the
Railroad. For private crossings the
non-refundable engineering review fee is $1,500, and for
public crossings the preliminary non-refundable engineering
review fee is $9,000. Application for a Grade Crossing
does not guarantee approval.
For private grade crossings
the "standard processing", time takes between 6-8 weeks.
"Expedited processing", available for private crossing
applications only, will reduce the processing time to
between 1-2 weeks and costs an additional $1,750.
If the application and plans requires engineering approval, and is
returned to applicant for revisions in order to meet required
specifications the expedited process could take longer than 2
The approval process for public grade crossings can
take several months so timely submission of the application and
associated fees is an important step to timely processing.
The Lessee will also be responsible for any upgrade,
installation, or related charges that may be incurred to bring to
crossing into compliance with GWI engineering specifications for a
private or public grade crossing.
Once approval is secured, a Grade Crossing agreement is drafted
and forwarded to the applicant for signature. The Agreement will
outline the conditions and terms of the occupancy as well as any
insurance requirements; in cases of construction activity Railroad
Protective Insurance may also be required. The first year rental
payment, deposit, and proof of insurance will be required prior to
the execution of the agreement on behalf of the railroad.
For questions regarding Grade Crossing
Agreements, please contact the Real Estate Manager for the Railroad
in question. This information can be found
under each individual
Please remember that you must have a right of entry
permit and/or a fully executed agreement to enter or use railroad
Grade Crossing Application