Detour

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For other uses, see Detour (disambiguation).
Detour sign used in Singapore
Detour sign used in the United States

A detour or diversion route is a route around a planned area of prohibited or reduced access, such as a construction site.[1] Standard operating procedure for many roads departments is to route any detour over roads within the same jurisdiction as the road with the obstructed area.[2]

On multi-lane highways (e.g. freeways, expressways, city streets, etc.), usually traffic shifts can be utilized in lieu of a detour as turn lanes can often be congested with detours.

Permanently signed detour routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Section 6C.09
  2. ^ Example: Dits, Joseph (2011-04-19). "Capital Ave. to be closed at railroad tracks in Mishawaka for a week" (fee required). South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2011-04-20. "The state will erect signs that take car traffic on a detour all the way through downtown South Bend – a longer detour than local residents could figure out – because the state has to use state roads, said InDOT spokesman Jim Pinkerton."