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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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 Super Aggregates already is fielding an average of 50 trucks a day for rebuilding of the frontage roads along I-94, Alby said. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ready to rumble: 1,000 dump truck loads of gravel a day headed to Foxconn," 31 May 2018 The crash had closed the frontage road, but I-10 remained open, although the Arizona Department of Transportation said backups were starting to occur on the interstate in the area. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Train derails in Tucson near Interstate 10," 10 July 2018 People will have to make a u-turn at FM 1960 to the northbound frontage road to reach Townsen Boulevard or Sorters McClellan Road. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "TxDOT targets June 30 for completion of repairs on Hwy. 59 bridge near Humble, Kingwood," 21 June 2018 The accident occurred on two frontage road lanes, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "8 injured in wreck involving 18-wheeler off SH 249," 9 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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