side road


Definition of side road

: a smaller road off a main road

Examples of side road in a Sentence

We like driving on side roads when we travel.

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The crash happened in the westbound direction of Highway 4 around 8 a.m., and caused a massive traffic backup on the highway and side roads after the CHP closed four of the five lanes to investigate. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, "Motorcyclist dies after being ejected on Highway 4," 26 Aug. 2019 Allow extra time for your trip on detour routes and on side roads in the area., "Portland Wednesday traffic: County makes changes to signage and traffic flow on Cornelius Pass detours," 31 July 2019 The Byrds don’t live on the Marble property, but instead, in the nicest house of them all up one of those side roads Rowe told us to stay away from. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter Five: The Remnant," 20 July 2019 Barrera is avoiding driving on main avenues today, and took the side roads to get to work., "ICE raids keep some hiding inside, afraid to be out in public," 14 July 2019 The signals are typically placed midblock or at the intersection of a major road and a side road. Agnel Philip, azcentral, "Phoenix's deadly streets became even deadlier in 2018. What's the city going to do about it?," 11 July 2019 Authorities closed parts of the interstate and numerous side roads near the accident for most of Wednesday. Marisa Peryer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Released footage of Interstate 94 accident shows explosion at scene," 20 June 2019 Traffic heading southbound on side roads was at a standstill. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two semis catch fire in crash that closes I-94 in Racine County; at least two killed, three injured," 19 June 2019 Just beyond the lake’s western end, a side road leads to Sol Duc Hot Springs with its outdoor mineral pools (the hottest averages 104°F/40°C) and massage treatments. National Geographic, "A guide to Olympic National Park," 18 Apr. 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of side road

: a smaller road that is connected to a main road

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