grade separation


Definition of grade separation

: a highway or railroad crossing using an underpass or overpass

Examples of grade separation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 12-cent increase must be used on regular road maintenance and rehabilitation, safety projects, railroad grade separations and complete streets. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Welcome to ‘Garbage Valley’: Roadshow," 11 July 2019 The idea of functional grade separation — pedestrians on one level, cars on another, trucks a third — was a midcentury dream that failed. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Data is shaping the future of Dallas, but be careful what you wish for," 1 Aug. 2019 Some of the projects involve what are called grade separations, with roadway overpasses or underpasses where vehicle traffic crosses railroad tracks at grade level. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "$19M federal grant slated to improve rail crossings," 12 June 2019 Similar grade separations, as part of CREATE, are proposed locally for Central Avenue in Chicago Ridge and Oak Lawn south of Richards High School, at 135th Street and Western Avenue in Blue Island and at 63rd Street and Harlem Avenue in Chicago. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "$19M federal grant slated to improve rail crossings," 12 June 2019 Specifically, a Phase 1 study will be conducted to see if widening the roadways will improve the situation and/or if a grade separation is feasible. Dan Moran, Lake County News-Sun, "Moran: Lake County dreams of more railroad bridges as Illinois capital bill moves toward reality," 11 June 2019 WisDOT and the Wisconsin & Southern railroad agreed on a compromise in early 2018 that eliminated the immediate need for a grade separation along the bypass route. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The $50 million West Waukesha Bypass project will (finally) be complete this fall, DOT says," 4 June 2019 The current project extends to roughly Bay Road, but without additional grade separations for Woodside Road. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "What happens if I park in a space marked for electric cars? Roadshow," 4 June 2019 Bleyl Enginering’s Derek Wind presented the updated plan which includes the removal of a grade separation at I-45 and Shenandoah Park and a small change to a section of Grogan’s Mill, moving it from a major arterial to a minor arterial road. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Shenandoah News & Notes: June 13," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of grade separation

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Grade separation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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