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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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 Until September, trucks arriving via Highway 11 will take the I-94 frontage roads to either Braun Road or Highway KR and then to the Foxconn site, according to maps presented at a community briefing session last week. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ready to rumble: 1,000 dump truck loads of gravel a day headed to Foxconn," 31 May 2018 The train cars ended up on the frontage road of Interstate 10, littering the area with debris. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Train derails after hitting floodwaters on tracks in Arizona," 13 July 2018 The next morning, her brother-in-law spotted her 1968 Volkswagen Beetle abandoned by a bridge on a frontage road just below I-15 at Mercy Road. Teri Figueroa,, "30 years ago, a CHP officer was convicted of murdering a 20-year-old woman. The case still resonates," 24 June 2018 But as Politifact pointed out in 2015, the mayor's count includes the freeway's frontage roads as well, which doesn't seem quite fair. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World’s Widest Highway Spans a Whopping 26 Lanes," 18 June 2018 The frontage road is closed from Northpointe to Spring Cypress. 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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