grade separation

noun

: a highway or railroad crossing using an underpass or overpass

Examples of grade separation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highest in District 1, grade separations for the Blue Line extension of the trolley that ends at UTC, is 65th. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2023 Project types can include grade separations, new roadway alignments, and access roads. Jake Zuckerman, cleveland, 5 Sep. 2023 The feasibility study will help determine details such as costs and whether the grade separation should be built above or below ground level, said Vista Mayor John Franklin. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2023 The money will pay for studies to determine the feasibility of building a grade separation on Vista Village Drive, between Olive Avenue and North Santa Fe Avenue, where traffic often backs up for Sprinter trains. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2023 Any development would likely require grade separation under or over the railroad tracks that run on the western edge of the property. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Feb. 2023 In addition to past sessions with a Community Advisory Group to obtain input on the grade separation project, Elmwood Park has held one public informational meeting. Gary Gibula, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The village also plans to continue to make progress on the grade separation and underpass at Grand Avenue following the appropriation of $24 million in funds to support the project. Kyra Senese, chicagotribune.com, 3 Jan. 2022 In fact, the design of the bridge caused it to be selected by the American Institute of Steel Construction in 1968 as the most beautiful structure in its category -- highway grade separation -- to be opened to traffic in 1967. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grade separation was in 1935

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“Grade separation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grade%20separation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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