An arterial road, or arterial thoroughfare, is a high-capacity urban road. The primary function of an arterial road is to deliver traffic from collector roads to freeways, and between urban centres at the highest level of service possible. As such, many arteries are limited-access roads, or feature restrictions on private access. Though the design of arterial roads varies from country to country, city to city, and even within those cities, they share a number of common design characteristics. In many cities, arteries are arranged in concentric circles (commonly referred to as a ring road) or in a grid. Many jurisdictions also classify arterial roads as either principal (major) or minor.
In traffic engineering hierarchy, an arterial road delivers traffic between collector roads and freeways. For new arterial roads, intersections are often reduced to increase traffic flow. In California, arterial roads are usually spaced every half mile, and have intersecting collector(s) and streets. Some arterial roads, if having a small fraction of intersections and driveways compared to most arterial roads, are also considered to be expressways in some countries and some states of the United States.
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... Mahatma Gandhi Road is a 4-kilometre-long (2.5 mi) arterial road and commercial high street in Kochi alongside which lies the CBD of the city ... The 8.2-kilometre-long (5.1 mi) Chittoor Road is the oldest arterial road that connects the city to northern suburbs like Chittoor, Panchalam and Vaduthala ... Another major arterial road is the 1.5-kilometre-long (0.93 mi) Marine Drive Road which extends southward as Park Avenue and Foreshore Roads and ...
... It begins as rural arterial road in Litchfield county, going through the towns of North Canaan, Norfolk, Colebrook, Winchester, Barkhamsted, and New Hartford ... It is a 2-lane road with 4-lane sections in Winchester ... In Canton, US 44 is joined by US 202 and becomes a mostly 4-lane principal arterial road serving the Hartford metro area ...
... bridge to replace Moggill Ferry is proposed within the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor ... whether or not local traffic on and off-ramp access to the arterial road will be provided ... to commence the construction of the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor ...
... roadway types, environmental consequences derive from arterial roadways, including air pollution generation, noise pollution and surface runoff of ... Air pollution generation from arterials can be rather concentrated, since traffic volumes can be relatively high, and traffic operating speeds are often low to moderate ... levels can also be considerable due to moderately high traffic volumes characteristic of arterials and also due to considerable braking and acceleration that often occur on ...
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