Pedestrian and bicycle trails are essential to providing access to the transportation system. These travel options are less expensive than using a car. They can reduce traffic and promote an active lifestyle.
Trails may follow utility easements and greenways, which intersect with roads mid-block or at uncontrolled intersections. It can be difficult to cross some roads to continue on the trail.
Our Mid-block Crossing Policy allows our local partners to build marked crossings, sometimes with signals.
Who can build a mid-block crossing on a county road?
Anyone can apply for one. Park and trail providers, businesses, HOA's, and city road departments are typical applicants for mid-block crossings.
What is the process to build one?
There are four steps to building a crossing:
- Contact the County to discuss the proposed location.
- Prepare the analysis described in the adopted policy and get the County Engineer's approval.
- At the cost of the applicant, prepare the final design and obtain the necessary permits from the County.
- Obtain the funds and build the crossing.