frontage road


Definition of frontage road

: a local street that parallels an expressway or through street and that provides access to property near the expressway

called also service road

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Traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road in Thoreau. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Death toll climbs in New Mexico passenger bus crash; serious injuries also reported," 31 Aug. 2018 And, Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers won the support of his fellow commissioners to hire engineers to add two-lane southbound frontage roads from north of Cinco Ranch to Westheimer Parkway and from north of Fry Road to FM 1093. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Precinct 3 to upgrade Katy-area roads," 26 June 2018 Drivers going south on I-69 will be told to exit at Loop 540, continue on the frontage road and re-enter the highway just south of Beasley, George said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "I-69 near Rosenberg still closed after tanker overturned, damaged road," 18 May 2018 The frontage roads are 100 percent funded by Fort Bend County in FY 2019, but let by TxDOT. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Precinct 3 to upgrade Katy-area roads," 26 June 2018 Interstate 10 On Interstate 10, all eastbound lanes from Beltway 8 to Dell Dale will close Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen Monday at 5 a.m. Traffic will detour to the frontage road before reentering the freeway. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Interstate 10, Loop 610, Gulf Freeway closures mean travel could be difficult starting July 13," 13 July 2018 In addition to Thursday's detection, the system has detected more than 20 vehicles entering I-17 off-ramps and frontage roads in the wrong direction, ADOT said. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "I-17 warning system detects first wrong-way driver on travel lanes," 5 July 2018 Traffic will exit at the new Rittiman Road ramp and will be on the frontage road for up to a quarter mile before re-entering I-35 at the Binz-Engleman/George Beach entrance ramp. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "I-10 and downtown highway closures may snarl your weekend," 29 June 2018 The retail and entertainment complex would have been located on the northbound frontage road of SH 146 North between Wharton-Weems and W. Fairmont Parkway and located adjacent to the Bay Forest Golf Course within proximity to Sylvan Beach. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "Gilley's revival not coming to La Porte after retail complex canceled," 12 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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