What is highway?

  • (noun): A major road for any form of motor transport.
    Synonyms: main road

Highway

A highway is any public road or other public way on land; the term exists in distinction to waterway. In North American and Australian English, the term frequently implies major roads under the control of a state or provincial agency instead of a local road authority. In British English, highway is primarily a legal term, and normal usage implies roads, while legal usage covers any route or path with a public right of access, including footpaths etc. The term has led to several related derived terms, including highway system, highway code, and highway patrol.

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U.S. Route 30
... Route 30 (US 30) is an east–west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country ... The western end of the highway is at Astoria, Oregon the eastern end is in Atlantic City, New Jersey ... of parallel and concurrent Interstate Highways, it has managed to avoid the decommissioning that has happened to other long haul routes such as U.S ...
Quebec Route 101
... Route 101 is a highway in northwestern Quebec running in a north to south direction ... In the north the highway begins at Route 111 in Macamic and ends at Témiscaming, a town bordering with Thorne, Ontario on the Ottawa River ... It continues as Highway 63 to North Bay, Ontario ...
Faulk County, South Dakota - Geography - Major Highways
... Highway 212 South Dakota Highway 20 South Dakota Highway 45 South Dakota Highway 47 ...
Highway - Gallery
... expressway in Bielsko-Biała The Pan-American Highway where it serves as the main street in Máncora, Peru Highway A1 near Bologna, Italy, with 10 lanes A1 Motorway near Athens, Greece with rest ... Tokyo, Japan A typical expressway in Mainland China 3/4 highway interchange in Dubai, United Arab Emirates A highway in Tehran 32-lane toll plaza at an Indian ...
Oshawa - Transportation
... GO Transit buses provide service from Oshawa along the Highway 401 and Highway 2 corridors in Durham Region and to Toronto and York Region ... Other than Highway 2, which reverted to local jurisdiction (King Street and Bond Street) in 1998, the city had no provincially maintained highways until the original section of Highway 401 ... The highway originally terminated at Ritson Road, and was extended east through the remainder of the city to Newcastle in 1952 ...

Famous quotes containing the word highway:

    The highway presents an interesting study of American roadside advertising. There are signs that turn like windmills; startling signs that resemble crashed airplanes; signs with glass lettering which blaze forth at night when automobile headlight beams strike them; flashing neon signs; signs painted with professional touch; signs crudely lettered and misspelled.... They extol the virtues of ice creams, shoe creams, cold creams;...
    —For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The improved American highway system ... isolated the American-in-transit. On his speedway ... he had no contact with the towns which he by-passed. If he stopped for food or gas, he was served no local fare or local fuel, but had one of Howard Johnson’s nationally branded ice cream flavors, and so many gallons of Exxon. This vast ocean of superhighways was nearly as free of culture as the sea traversed by the Mayflower Pilgrims.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    The highway leads to Heaven, but each finds his own way.
    Chinese proverb.