Parallel Roads/Highways

Key Considerations

Parallel roads need to be located off the Railroad’s right of way whenever possible. If perceived as not possible, request by agency must provide engineering justification as why it has to encroach on the Railroad’s right of way.

Any requests for a parallel road on any part of the Railroad’s property must be forwarded to the appropriate Managers of Industry and Public Projects along with a Preliminary Engineering Agreement and detailed proposed roadway layouts.

  • Railroad and road drainage must be taken into account and approved by the Railroad.
  • Proposed parallel roads with existing roadways that cross the Railroad’s track and intersect with the parallel roadway should be aligned and designed with all necessary traffic control warning devices to provide for the longest legal vehicles permitted to travel the intersecting roadway to stop at the parallel road intersection without fouling the tracks.
  • Parallel road must not restrict Railroad access to its right of way, tracks, or other facilities.
  • Any changes or alterations required of any of the Railroad’s tracks or facilities shall be at the road authority’s sole expense.