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Grade Crossings

Attachment 1

Example of an estimate of cost for grade crossing warning devices to support an authorization to proceed with construction under an actual cost agreement

Formerly Federal-aid Policy Guide Non-Regulatory Supplement NS 23 CFR, Part 646 B,
July 6, 2005, Transmittal 34
See Order 1321.1C FHWA Directives Management

  1. Description of Improvement

    Installation or two automatic gate units with cantilever mounted flashing light signals controlled by motion sensor and other track circuit equipment at the crossing of ___ Road and a single main line track, replacing existing reflectorized crossbuck signs.

  2. Estimate of Cost
Item Quantity Amount
Preliminary Engineering ________ ________
Construction Engineering ________ ________
     Automatic gate signal ________ ________
     Cantilever mounted flashing light signals ________ ________
     Motion sensor ________ ________
     (any other major item) ________ ________
     Other Material ________ ________
     Total Material ________ ________
     Transportation of Material ________ ________
     Store expense ________ ________
Equipment   ________
     Direct Labor   ________
     Holidays, Vacation, and pension   ________
     Payroll taxes   ________
     Insurance   ________
     Meals and lodging   ________
     Total Labor   ________
     Total Cost   ________
     Less Credit for salvage   ________
     Net Total   ________
  1. NOTE: Where agreed to by the State and the railroad and concurred in by FHWA, this estimate format may be used for any program or agreement purpose except for support of an authorization to proceed with construction under a lump sum agreement.


Peter Kleskovic
Office of Program Administration
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Updated: 04/07/2011

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