grade crossing

noun

Definition of grade crossing

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

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In early 2004, the state regulatory agency approved the construction of the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and the cars-only, at-grade crossing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cars still can’t cross Park Boulevard near Petco Park. This $21M check should change that," 18 June 2019 The line includes dozens of grade crossings in Silicon Valley that could be eliminated with more money. Los Angeles Times, "In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to L.A. and Bay Area projects," 30 July 2019 The approaches to the tunnel in Southwest Baltimore have grade crossings: when a train passes, traffic gets tied up. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Shrouded in darkness, Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel is a workhorse rail artery," 27 July 2019 However, the system can maintain control past emergency vehicle crossings, grade crossings with no traffic control devices, and through blinking yellow lights. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Cadillac adds 70,000 miles of new roads to Super Cruise driver assist," 5 June 2019 Improvements are expected to increase train speeds by 50%, which will enable trains to clear grade crossings faster, according to the department. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "$19M federal grant slated to improve rail crossings," 12 June 2019 Cadillac says that drivers will receive escalating prompts to take back control when approaching railroad crossings, pedestrian crossings, and graded crossings with stop lights or stop signs. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Cadillac adds 70,000 miles of new roads to Super Cruise driver assist," 5 June 2019 By keeping the at-grade crossing along the bypass route, the project avoided a major delay that would have resulted from a costly redesign of existing plans. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The $50 million West Waukesha Bypass project will (finally) be complete this fall, DOT says," 4 June 2019 No bypass bridge The city was only peripherally involved in the at-grade crossing decision involving the bypass, which will mostly align itself along Merrills Hills Road and Meadowbrook Road. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Little seen language in decision about Waukesha bypass could lead to closing MacArthur Road for trains," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of grade crossing

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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