Definition of underpass in English:



  • A road or pedestrian tunnel passing under another road or a railroad.

    • ‘Work to reconstruct an underpass on the dual carriageway at Top Lane, Copmanthorpe, is expected to continue for the next six months.’
    • ‘The new road has 29 structures, including 17 overbridges, five underbridges and an underpass.’
    • ‘And local schoolchildren will be the first to cycle through a new underpass built into the road network.’
    • ‘The city had a fairly distinct central area defined by a few churches, government buildings and pedestrian underpasses.’
    • ‘The underpass and grade-level roads at the Jayadeva junction are expected to be completed by end of this month.’
    • ‘Presumably in anticipation of large volumes of traffic, the government has constructed frequent, cavernous road underpasses.’
    • ‘The park would then take a route through an underpass beneath the trunk road and continue on the side of Ramsey village.’
    • ‘After the underpass, the road gets wider and the traffic spreads out.’
    • ‘Dual carriageways, underpasses and roundabouts are everywhere, clogged by traffic and making pedestrian life a daily challenge.’
    • ‘Public rights of way across the railway line between Brockenhurst and Ashurst will be suspended, and bridges and underpasses not on public roads will be closed.’
    • ‘Speakers urged the county council to provide pedestrians with a bridge, an underpass or a pelican crossing to prevent another accident.’
    • ‘As he walked through the underpass in Cranes Farm Road he saw three men which he said he didn't think anything of and continued walking towards them.’
    • ‘We should design a new system of roads with flyovers or underpasses, meant only for buses or other heavy vehicles.’
    • ‘David showed me that there is a pedestrian underpass in the middle part of the platforms.’
    • ‘A subway is a pedestrian underpass, generally under a road.’
    • ‘I would like to see a dual carriageway, possibly with a roundabout and an underpass for pedestrians.’
    • ‘On the other side is a new link road taking motorists to a new underpass under the dual carriageway.’
    • ‘There will be many flyovers and underpasses on the road.’
    • ‘The costs of the project are included in the ongoing multi-million-pound scheme to improve the road network and underpasses in Charlotte Place.’
    • ‘Private and road freight transportation was encouraged in the name of the national car industries and supported by the construction of highways, viaducts, connecting roads, bridges, and underpasses.’
    underground passage, subterranean passage
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