grade line

grade line
The line which determines the grade of a highway or street where such highway or street is constructed otherwise than as a level or horizontal way. The grade of a street is the amount of difference between the "grade line" and a level or horizontal line. To grade a street means to bring the surface of the street to the grade line. The term includes excavation and filling, so as to make the surface conform to the grade line. See Davies v East Saginaw, 66 Mich 37, 39.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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