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Signifies that a linear feature (e.g. a road) cuts into the surrounding land. Edit or translate this description.
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Status: de facto

An excavated section where the highway or railway is significantly lower than ground level.

See also Cut on Wikipedia.


Add cutting=yes to a way that is already tagged with highway=*, railway=* or (artificial) waterway=*.

The tag cutting=yes usually means that the original ground level is higher on both sides of the highway, railway or waterway. It is also possible to use cutting=left or cutting=right if the cutting is only on one side of the feature. In this case, cutting=left means that the original ground level is higher on the left side of the way.


See also