Definition of expressway
: a high-speed divided highway for through traffic with access partially or fully controlled
Examples of expressway in a Sentence
a baffling maze of high-speed expressways encircles the city
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As a lawmaker, Leithman was instrumental in securing funding for the second Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans and the West Bank elevated expressway.
Last year, Illinois State Police recorded 47 shootings on expressways through early December, bringing the annual total to at least 10 more shootings than in 2015.
The only area without a sidewalk will be the bridge on Matthews Township Parkway over U.S. 74, but Matthews Public Works Director C.J. O’Neill says the town hopes NCDOT will add sidewalks to the bridge when the expressway extends through Matthews.
Many of the city neighborhoods where these industrial and light manufacturing sites are available are a couple of miles from expressways, airports, and rail lines — transportation arteries that are essential to getting products to customers.
The school bus was westbound on the expressway, sitting at a red light when Venezia hit the vehicle with her car, according to Johnson.
The expressway will be closed between the Interstate 76 and Broad Street interchanges from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday through Thursday.
Sure, the 25 miles are mostly flat, but natural features like the river, along with infrastructure like railroads and expressways, create virtual hills.
CHICAGO -- Police say a man and woman have been found dead with gunshot wounds on the Chicago Skyway, prompting an early-morning closure of part of the expressway that connects the city with Indiana.
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First Known Use of expressway
EXPRESSWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expressway for English Language Learners
: a large highway that may be entered and left only at certain places
EXPRESSWAY Defined for Kids
Definition of expressway for Students
: a highway for rapid traffic
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