secondary road


: a road not of primary importance
: a feeder road

Examples of secondary road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some secondary roads will close during the winter, but main routes, like Newfound Gap Road (US-441), Little River Road, and Laurel Creek Road are open all year, depending on the weather. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024 Some secondary roads remain closed from past flood damage. Brooke Baitinger, Sacramento Bee, 20 Feb. 2024 The district's decision is due to concerns over secondary road conditions, according to a post by JCPS on social media site X, formerly Twitter. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, 19 Jan. 2024 According to local law, ambulances are required to run sirens and lights on primary roads but on secondary roads aren't mandated to do so. Beatrice Peterson, ABC News, 16 Jan. 2024 The new analysis finds that along the Atlantic Coast, between 77 and 99 percent of interstate highways and 76 and 99 percent of primary and secondary roads are exposed to subsidence. Matt Simon, WIRED, 5 Jan. 2024 In Andover, there were widespread reports of live wires down, making several major roads and secondary roads impassable, the town said on X. Andover police and fire departments were prioritizing calls for service based on life and safety, the town said. Maeve Lawler,, 8 Sep. 2023 The water could wash away or severely flood buildings, near-shore escape routes and secondary roads, forecasters warned. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 As with a number of other GM models, the Escalade IQ will be available with GM’s Super Cruise system, which allows hands-free driving on many miles of US interstate highways and on some major secondary roads. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 9 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondary road was in 1903

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“Secondary road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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