secondary road


Definition of secondary road

1 : a road not of primary importance
2 : a feeder road

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Recent Examples on the Web Republicans expressed concerns about the bonding plan, which won't help local and secondary roads. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer budget revives Pure Michigan, boosts schools and environment," 6 Feb. 2020 Trouble spots will include secondary roads and overpasses in outlying areas. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday traffic: Watch for snow and slick roads above 500 feet," 14 Jan. 2020 North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewand said law enforcement responded to more than 50 rescue calls, most from people who drove on secondary roads because the interstates were shut down. CBS News, "Law enforcement responds to more than 50 rescue calls as storm slams Upper Midwest," 30 Dec. 2019 Traffic maps showed a snarl of congestion between Washington and Baltimore around 6 p.m., with I-95 and secondary roads clogged from the northern edge of the Washington Beltway to the southern edge of the Baltimore Beltway. Washington Post, "I-95 southbound closed in Md. after police chase, fatal crash," 12 Sep. 2019 Our column avoided the main road to Versailles and turned into a secondary road leading to the Grand National Highway running south of the city to Orleans. Washington Post, "AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis," 25 Aug. 2019 But what happens to state highways and major secondary roads? WSJ, "Paying Wisely for the Better Roads We Need," 15 Apr. 2019 Local municipalities are stuck footing the bill for additional wear and tear on secondary roads. WSJ, "Paying Wisely for the Better Roads We Need," 15 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, getting around on secondary roads wasn't easy either especially when semis get stuck. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Winter Storm Bruce Is Heading to the Northeast After Pounding the Midwest," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of secondary road

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Secondary road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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