Farm crossing gates shall be of such a width as to give a clear space between the post of not less than 16 ft. in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, 15 ft. in Ontario, 14 ft. in Québec, and the Maritime Provinces.
The planking or other approved filling between the steel rails, and for width of an least 8 ins. on the outer sides thereof, and the roadways between the gates and the track or tracks, shall each furnish a road surface of not less than 14 ft. wide in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and 12 ft. wide in the other Provinces.
For any cut or fill up to 5 ft. the grade shall not be steeper than 10%, and for each foot, or fraction exceeding one-half foot, of cut of fill in excess of 5 ft. the percentage or grade shall (except where, and to the extent, that the slope of the ground makes it impossible) be decreased by 1/2 of 1% until a depth or height of 11 ft. is reached.
When a cut or fill at any farm crossing exceeds 11 ft. the matter shall be referred to the Board to decide as to the advisability of requiring the railway company to construct a bridge or undercrossing, unless the company, in consultation with the owner of the farm affected, voluntarily constructs a suitable bridge or undercrossing. The width of bridges and undercrossings to be the same as the width of the gates in the different Provinces, and the height of undercrossing to be determined by the requirements in each case.
In special cases, it may, upon application, be ordered that any existing farm crossing be reconstructed to conform to the foregoing standards.