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Railroad Safety Program

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A Union Pacific train passes during the I-11 railroad bridge dedication ceremonyRailroad Safety Program

The NDOT Railroad Safety Program is considered the administrative agency for the State of Nevada for all public at-grade railroad crossings. The program is required to conduct and systematically maintain a survey, which identifies those railroad crossings that may require separation, relocation, or protective devices, and establish and implement a schedule of projects for this purpose. The NDOT Railroad Safety section maintains a crossing inventory database, including information about warning devices and signage, for each public crossing in Nevada.

Railroad Crossings Safety Improvement Projects in 2018

The following railroad crossings safety improvement projects are scheduled for completion in 2018:

  • Railroad crossing surface improvements at three crossings on Greg Street and on Franklin Avenue in Sparks
  • Installation of a new crossing signal system and rail-highway approach improvements at Eccles Road in Caliente

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips



Doug Fromm
Nevada Department of Transportation
Traffic Safety Engineering - Railroad Safety Program Coordinator
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712

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