List of road types by features

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This is a List of road types by features. Roads names are used in different areas and the features of the roads varies. So this table address the differences in that usage when needed.

Name Country subdivision Access type Speed Cross traffic Divided Notes
2+1 road Ireland High No Yes
2+1 road North America High No Optional
2+1 road Sweden Junction (roundabout) High No Yes
2+2 road High No Yes Type of dual carriageway
Alley Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Arterial road High No Optional
Autobahn Interchange High No Yes
Autocesta Interchange High No Yes
Autopista Interchange High No Yes
Autoroute Interchange High No Yes
Autoroute Canada Interchange High No Yes expressway is synonymous with freeway or autoroute depending on the province
Autostrada Interchange High No Yes
Autostrasse Interchange High No Yes
Autoestrada Portugal Interchange High No Yes
Avtomagistral (variously translated) Russia High Yes Designated so according to the communication importance; features vary
Boulevard Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Business route Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Collector/distributor road High No Optional
Cul-de-sac Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Distributor road High No Optional
Divided highway High No Optional
Driveway Uncontrolled Low Yes Optional
Dual carriageway Ireland intersection High Yes Yes
Dual carriageway Singapore intersection High Yes Yes
Dual carriageway UK Uncontrolled Any Yes Yes
Express-collector High No Optional
Expressway Partial Varies Limited Varies General definition
Expressway US Partial Varies Limited Yes General US definition[1]
Expressway Canada Interchange High No Yes expressway is synonymous with freeway or autoroute depending on the province
Farm-to-market road High No usually a state highway or county highway
Freeway US Interchange High No Yes
Freeway Canada Interchange High No Yes expressway is synonymous with freeway or autoroute depending on the province
Frontage road Argentina Partial Low Yes No
Frontage road China Partial Low Yes No know locally as service roads or auxiliary roads
Frontage road US Uncontrolled or Partial Low Yes No Can be one way roads with opposing directions on either side of the adjoining freeway
High-quality dual carriageway Interchange High No Yes
Highway High No Optional
Lane Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Link road High No Optional
Motorway Interchange High No Yes
Parkway High No Optional
Regional road Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Road Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Semi-highway Interchange High No Yes
Single carriageway Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Street Uncontrolled Low Yes No
Superhighway Interchange High No Yes
Super two High No Optional
Thruway Interchange High No Yes
Two-lane expressway High Yes No

Notes[edit]

  • Access type
    • Interchange - access limited to grade-separated interchanges
    • Junction (roundabout) - access limited to major roads via a roundabout
    • Partial - Limited access
    • Uncontrolled - no control of access
  • Speed
    • Any - Used in all types of applications
    • Low - Low-speed
    • High - High-Speed
  • Cross traffic
  • Divided
    • Yes
    • No
    • Some - some sections may be divided

References[edit]

  1. ^ Section 1A.13, Paragraph 27, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2003 ed., rev. 1.[1]