TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER III: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER c: RAIL CARRIERS
PART 1535 CROSSINGS OF RAIL CARRIERS AND HIGHWAYS
SECTION 1535.207 ADJUSTMENT OF CROSSINGS AND APPROACHES
Section 1535.207 Adjustment of Crossings and Approaches
a) Where tracks are raised through a highway crossing at the rail carrier's instance and the approach grades to the crossing conformed to the requirements of Section 1535.204 prior to the track raise, the rail carrier shall resurface or arrange for the resurfacing of the highway approaches to meet the elevation of the raised crossing surface, so that the change in grade does not exceed 1% greater than the pre-existing grade on primary highways with a maximum authorized speed in excess of 30 miles per hour, or 2% greater than the pre-existing grade on all other highways with a maximum authorized speed of 30 miles per hour or less. Where more than one track crosses a highway with 15 feet or less between the centerline of one track and the centerline of an adjacent track, the rail carrier shall adjust all tracks so that they conform with the requirements of Section 1535.203.
b) Where tracks are raised through a highway crossing at the rail carrier's instance, and the approach grades to the crossing did not conform to the requirements of Section 1535.204 prior to the track raise, and the track raise increases the grades by more than 1%, it shall be the responsibility of the rail carrier to resurface, or to arrange for the resurfacing of, the highway approaches within a distance of 25 feet from the centerline of the outermost track, to minimize the change in grade to the extent practicable within the 25 feet.
c) It shall be the responsibility of the highway authority to make arrangements with the respective rail carriers for the necessary track, crossing warning signs and signals, and/or crossing surface adjustments where vertical and/or horizontal adjustments are made to the approaches of a grade crossing at the highway authority's instance (whether by reconstruction, resurfacing, or widening). The rail carrier shall, at the sole cost and expense of the highway authority, adjust the track, crossing warning signs and signals, and/or crossing surfaces to conform to Sections 1535.203, 1535.300(b), 1535.335, and 1535.360(a), as applicable, and the highway authority shall, at its own expense, perform all necessary approach work to comply with Section 1535.204.
(Source: Amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 20376, effective December 15, 2005)