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

Examples of frontage road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thomas blew through a stop sign at 72 mph during the two-minute chase on a busy frontage road. Julie Chang And Tony Plohetski, USA TODAY, "As Live PD fame increased, deputies in a Texas sheriff's office chased more," 27 Aug. 2020 As a part of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality project, Beltway 8 from West Gulf Bank Road to TC Jester Boulevard is receiving traffic signal modifications and intersection improvements along the frontage road. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair construction updates: Hwy. 6 bridge over U.S. 290 may open to drivers by November," 17 Aug. 2020 Drivers can exit at SH 6, continue on the frontage road and enter US 290 again. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Road projects continue in northwest Harris County, on Hwy. 6 bridge," 10 July 2020 Two motorcycles and the truck were involved in the crash on the Interstate 25 frontage road at Tipple Parkway about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Coroner identifies two motorcyclists killed in crash with truck in Frederick," 13 June 2020 As a detour, motorists will continue on I-10 eastbound mainlanes, exit at Waco Street onto the frontage road and then re-enter the mainlanes at the Waco Street entrance ramp. Shacamree Gowdy, Houston Chronicle, "Three freeway closures bring weekend of traffic delays to Houston," 19 June 2020 While driving along the frontage road, Carter lost control of the Accord on the slick roadway and crashed into an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the shoulder, according to police. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Rain to blame for deadly 18-wheeler crash in northeast Houston, police say," 26 May 2020 There are some traffic restrictions on 59th Avenue and the westbound frontage road, Phoenix police said. Chelsea Hofmann, azcentral, "Man seriously injured in Phoenix multi-vehicle collision," 7 Dec. 2019 The plan is to replace all existing bridges as well as multiple ramps and interchanges, so check before planning to enter the interstate or travel down nearby frontage roads between College Avenue in Milwaukee and Highway 50 near Pleasant Prairie. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Avoid summer traffic headaches and watch out for these seven major construction projects in the Milwaukee area," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of frontage road

1949, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2020

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“Frontage road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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