east·​bound | \ ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce eastbound (audio) \

Definition of eastbound

: traveling or heading east

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But wait, there’s more: ODOT will subsequently close the eastbound lanes of the Kenmore Leg for another 45 days, through mid-October. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Closures on Akron’s I-76/Kenmore Leg to begin July 22, last through October," 12 July 2019 The driver of the Dodge, identified by ALEA as 25-year-old Bessemer resident Michael Troy Majors, was driving in west in the eastbound lanes of I-22, authorities said. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al.com, "Victims in fatal Walker County wreck ID’d as Arkansas residents," 11 July 2019 The detour route for northbound Telegraph will be eastbound I-96 to northbound Southfield Freeway, then to westbound 8 Mile Road to Telegraph. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Telegraph under construction in Redford due to bridge repairs," 21 June 2019 Only the two left hand lanes on westbound I-10 were open past 32nd Street, the Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted at about 6:16 a.m. Traffic was also slow in the area on eastbound I-10. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Garbage truck fire causing big backup on WB Interstate 10 at 24th Street; EB lanes slow, too," 12 June 2019 Two 18-wheelers and an undetermined number of additional vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction incident on eastbound I-12. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Fatal traffic accident reported early Sunday in New Orleans," 27 May 2018 Now, part of both the west and eastbound lanes of the new bridges are up, giving a glimpse of how the finished bridges will look. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al.com, "600 I-59/20 bridge segments installed; project on schedule, ALDOT says," 24 June 2019 The closure, set to begin around 7 p.m., will include eastbound lanes of I-10, also called the Pontchartrain Expressway, from the Tchoupitoulas Street exit to the Claiborne Avenue/Slidell exit. Laura Mcknight, nola.com, "Interstate 10 in the CBD to shut down for homicide investigation," 19 June 2019 Octavio Arreola, 29, was arrested after a Sheriff's motorcycle deputy working with a DUI task force saw his vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, driving west in the eastbound lanes of Hunt Highway near Gantzel Road in the Johnson Ranch area, officials said. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Suspected wrong-way driver arrested in Pinal County after crash," 17 June 2019

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eastbound

: going toward the east

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