grade crossing


Definition of grade crossing

: a crossing of highways, railroad tracks, or pedestrian walks or combinations of these on the same level

Examples of grade crossing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The infrastructure package also targets rail safety, with about $5 billion for rail improvement and safety grants, and another $3 billion for grade crossing safety improvements. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2021 The other gives details on a new pedestrian bridge project that will replace an at-grade crossing at the railroad tracks near the Metra commuter train station. James T. Norman,, 14 Sep. 2021 The grade crossing refers to where Broadway crosses Caltrain tracks in Burlingame, Lieberman said. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Aug. 2021 The improvements also would create an at-grade crossing at Devon Avenue and Dee Road, eliminating the Devon Avenue underpass, the forest preserve website states. Brian Slupski,, 17 Aug. 2021 The prosecutors’office in the northern border state of Sonora said the driver of the bus had apparently tried to outrun the train at a grade crossing. Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2020 But Genova said specific milestones — including advanced testing of grade crossings and positive train control — still need to be met before an opening date can be set. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, 25 Sep. 2019 The program calls for painting white striped grids at 4,000 public and private grade crossings and installing roadside poles to keep drivers from circumventing crossing gates. David Lyons,, 5 Dec. 2019 Amtrak works closely with Operation Lifesaver to communicate the dangers of grade crossings. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of grade crossing

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grade crossing was circa 1890

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16 Nov 2021

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“Grade crossing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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