Term sheet

motorway

  • Dictionary : PIARC Road Dictionary/ English
  • Theme : Roads / Types of Road
  • Definition : Road specially designed and built for motor traffic, which does not serve properties bordering on it, and which:
    a) is provided, except at special points or temporarily, with separate carriageways for the two directions of traffic, separated from each other, either by a dividing strip not intended for traffic, or exceptionally by other means;
    b) does not cross at level with any road or motorway, railway or tramway track, or footpath;
    c) is specially signed as and is reserved for specific categories of road motor vehicles.
  • Synonyms : freeway (US)

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