Section line road

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In many jurisdictions in the US, roads were run along every section line, giving access to previously remote areas and serving in many instances as firebreaks. A road or arterial in which the centerline is laid out along a section line boundary is often referred to as a section line road or section line arterial. In Lubbock, Texas, Oklahoma City; Boise, Idaho; metropolitan areas of Arizona (most notably Phoenix and Tucson); and much of the Las Vegas Valley, all major thoroughfares run along section lines, producing a readily identifiable grid.[1]

In some locales, section lines were designated as the basis for the street numbering system.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Watts, R.D., R.W. Compton, J.H. McCammon, C.L. Rich, and S.M. Wright. "Distance to the nearest road in the conterminous United States". "1-mile section line road grid" [1] [2]