Accepting Applications – Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Programs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is accepting applications for the Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Programs – Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018. IDOT is continuing to place a stronger emphasis on railroad crossing closures, warning devices and circuitry related projects. Less emphasis is being made on railroad crossing surface projects.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

The maximum federal share:

  • Railroad Warning Devices & Circuitry: 90% Federal, 10% Railroad match.
  • Railroad Crossing Surface Renewals: 50% Federal, 50% Railroad match.
  • Roadway approaches: IDOT will first work with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to fund these with Grade Crossing Protect Funds (GCPF). If GCPF are not available, then it will be funded at 90% Federal and 10% Local match.

To learn more, click the IDOT Circular Letter 2016-13 and Application Worksheet.

Questions can be directed to Terry Fountain (217-785-8542) of IDOT.