Chapter 2: Construction Project Development

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Section 1: Construction & Maintenance Agreement Timelines

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Preliminary Design to Agreement Execution

When planning construction projects which impact railroad rights-of-way, the following chart gives approximate timelines needed for rail coordination from preliminary design meeting to execution of a Construction & Maintenance (C&M) Agreement.

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Project Type

Lead Time (Months)

Conduits Under or Over Track

3-6

Common Ditch, Pipeline, or Joint Usage (Encroachments on Railroad Right-of-Way)

9-18

Overpasses (New or Modified)

12-18

At-Grade Roadway Reconstruction or Widening

12-24

Traffic Signal Preemption

18-24

Projects Involving Track Construction or Relocation

24+

New At-Grade Crossings

24+

Underpasses (New or Modified)

24+



This chart is not intended to represent routine maintenance projects or projects with minimal impact on railroad right-of-way. These projects are covered in Chapter 3 of this manual.

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C&M Agreement Flow Chart

Figure 2-1 presents a flow chart depicting the process for obtaining a C&M Agreement with a railroad company on a construction project.

NOTE: Not all steps are applicable to all construction projects. Project steps and time frames will vary depending on the scope of the project.

C&M Agreement Flow Chart (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 2-1. C&M Agreement Flow Chart

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