service road


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Police said protesters began to block lanes of a service road. Fox News, "Thousands rally nationwide for illegal immigrant families separated at border," 2 Oct. 2018 The woman, 86, crashed on the Katy Freeway service road near Terry Hershey Park the morning of June 21. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Elderly woman dies days after wreck in Energy Corridor," 28 June 2018 Another recommendation would have the Texas Department of Transportation build service road bridges on U.S. 290 and Interstate 10 across the Brazos River. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Growth challenges traffic planners in Waller County," 8 May 2018 The suspect left the scene in a dark blue Kia hatchback north bound on the east service road. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department report," 2 Apr. 2018 The victims were in a dark compact car that was hit from behind by an SUV, allegedly driven by Rivas at a high rate of speed, on the southbound service road of Gulf Freeway at El Dorado, police said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "TABC to investigate drunken driving accident that killed mother, infant," 6 Mar. 2018 Jefferson The elevated portion of the Westbank Expressway is closed, although its service roads are open. Greg Larose,, "Besides I-10, here are other New Orleans metro roads closed by ice," 17 Jan. 2018 Although there are no trails into Forni Meadows, 4 1/2 miles of service roads closed to public vehicle access provide ample hiking opportunity. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Rare mammals, hiking and more: Forest Service adds 835 acres to Eldorado National Forest," 9 July 2018 Work is to begin on the service roads in April 2019, with that work slated for completion in September 2019. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "I-696 crews pour 2,500 feet of fresh concrete, rip it all up," 19 June 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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: a road that is near and parallel to a major road and that allows people to go to local stores, houses, etc.

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