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Welcome to the U.S. Roads WikiProject!

We are a group of Wikipedia editors that work on improving the coverage of Interstate Highways, United States Highways, and U.S. state highways. If you would like to help, please sign up, and start editing.

What do we do?

We create, edit, and maintain articles related to the highways and major roads of the United States and then assess them based on their quality and importance. We also maintain portals that serve as entry points for readers interested in highways and roads. It is our goal to be the foremost Internet resource for highways located in the United States.

How can you help?

Just start editing! You can join the project by adding your name to the participants list. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on our discussion page or through our IRC channel (#wikipedia-en-roads). You can also subscribe to our quarterly project newsletter to keep up to date on project happenings.

Project information

What do we cover?

We maintain articles relating to roadways of national or regional significance in the United States. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

What do we not cover?

With some exceptions, we do not maintain:


Project goals 2014

What do we hope to accomplish?

  • Improve U.S. Route 66 to Good Article
This year, it's our goal to list our most-read article among the 935 other USRD Good Articles. In order to accomplish this feat, we first must improve the US 66 state-detail articles to at least B-Class. Please visit the U.S. Route 66 task force to learn what needs to be done and to discuss how best to handle these tasks.
  • Achieve 12 Featured Lists
We would like to give our new list standard a good test by taking it to WP:FLC. Once a list gets through there, we should try for 11 more! On average, this would only be one per month. 0 so far in 2014
  • Improve 250 articles to B-Class or above
Rather than do another stub drive or aim for a specific WikiWork number, we are going to attempt to get 250 articles to B-Class or above. 165 remaining



Featured content

We currently have 64 featured articles, five featured lists, and four files considered featured media.
In addition, we have four featured topics and three featured portals.

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U.S. Route 31 in Michigan is the latest USRD article to become a featured article.
Click here for a comprehensive list of recognized USRD content.
We also have a U.S. Roads WikiProject Triple Crown.


New user orientation

Hello, there, and welcome to the U.S. Roads WikiProject on Wikipedia! If you're reading this page, you're probably new to our WikiProject, or even Wikipedia in general. This tutorial page is designed to help you find your way around and learn about the way our project works. We're always happy to have extra help, so thanks for your interest!


How is our project organized?

The U.S. Roads WikiProject (USRD) serves as an umbrella project for articles relating to roads and highways in the United States. The main project serves as the focal point for coordinating national initiatives, such as standardization of article structure, infoboxes and junction lists.

USRD has six project departments, which facilitate collaboration, article assessment, and other editing resources.

  • The assessment department handles assessment criteria and programs for USRD.
  • The maps department creates and maintains map files for highway articles. Many maps are available on the Commons.
  • The newsletter department creates and distributes a quarterly newsletter for editors that subscribe.
  • The planning department handles future project planning and goals.
  • The resources departemnt handles research resources of a general nature for the entire project.
  • The shields department creates highway marker ("shield") graphics for use in highway articles. Shields for most existing highways have been created and reside on the Commons.

Every state and territory has its own task force, where you can find resources for researching and editing highways in that area. Task forces also exist for historic auto trails, U.S. Route 66, as well as Interstate and U.S. Highways.


What guidelines can we offer?

We have four guidelines for highway articles:

State subprojects may set limited standards that apply to their state only, in order to resolve any conflicts that arise when USRD standards do not work well with a situation unique to that state.


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These are links to the U.S. Roads projects on other Wikimedia Foundation sites.


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