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Hello and welcome to the U.S. Routes Task Force! If you would like to help, please jump in and start adding or editing.

Scope and goals[edit]

This task force covers all components of the U.S. Highway System. The goal is to standardize the format of the U.S. Highway articles.

How you can help[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/U.S. Routes:
  • Cleanup all articles to meet the new standards below.
  • Get more members.

Assessment[edit]


Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

A-Class articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Picture of the day pictures[edit]

Former good articles[edit]


Resources[edit]

Structure[edit]

See WP:USRD/STDS for the preferred structure of this project's articles.

Naming conventions[edit]

All articles are to be named "U.S. Route x". For articles that cover a segment of a longer U.S. Routes in a specific state, state-detail U.S. Route pages are to be named "U.S. Route X in Y". (where X is the route number and Y is the state name)

If more than one route of the same number exists then a disambiguation page needs to be made for that U.S. Route at "U.S. Route X". The separate routes are then given their own pages, disambiguated by state.

Categories[edit]

All primary US highways without their own category go here with a 2 digit sort code (08 for US-8, 85 for US-85, etc.)
All US highways that run through that state go here. For 2dis, use a 2 digit sort code as above. For 3dis, follow this example: 05-7 for US-705. 25-8 for US-825.

Templates[edit]

Stub[edit]

{{UShighway-stub}}

Designates this article relating to U.S. Routes as a stub. Articles are listed in Category:U.S. Highway stubs.

Barnstar[edit]

{{The U.S. Highways Barnstar}}

The U.S. Highways Contributor Barnstar
YOUR TEXT HERE


Browse numbered routes[edit]

Routes with state sub articles[edit]

Type the following code at the bottom of the article after {{US Highways}}.

{{start srbox}}
{{end box}}

In between the start and end templates, the state browse templates should be added. These templates exist in the form

{{XX browse|previous_type=|previous_route=|route=|next_type=|next_route=}}

where XX is the two-letter abbreviation of the state in lowercase (California is ca, New York is ny, etc.).

Routes without state sub articles[edit]

In this case, the state browse templates should go into the infobox.

Type the following code at the bottom of the infobox under |browse=

|browse=
{{XX browse|previous_type=|previous_route=|route=|next_type=|next_route=}}

where XX is the two-letter abbreviation of the state in lowercase (California is ca, New York is ny, etc.).

For the above parameters here's what you should fill in:

  • previous_type: previous route (by number) in that state. Interstate, US (for U.S. routes), and (2-letter state abbrev.).
  • previous_route: route number.
  • route: a link to the list page for that state's highway system.
  • next_type: the same as previous_type, but for the next route.
  • next_route: same as previous_route, but for the next route.

Project notice[edit]

{{U.S. Roads WikiProject|type=US}}

WikiProject U.S. Roads (Rated NA-class)
U.S. Roads WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of the U.S. Roads WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to roads in the United States. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Goes on the talk page of each article; add any states as needed. Assessment info is located at Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Assessment.

Navigation[edit]

{{US Highways}}

Goes on every article listed in it.

User templates[edit]

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/U.S. Routes/Userbox}} The resulting userbox is shown below.

This user edits articles about the U.S. Highway System.