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Question 13...

Postby R0xyg4l » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:01 am

What's that road along an Interstate highway?

Frontage road
Service road
Access road
Feeder

I'm from Indiana and I have no clue what any of those roads are called. I know what it's talking about but I've never called it anything... Tell me I'm not alone? lol
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Postby urather » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:07 pm

I was born in raised in Chicago and the road along an interstate has always been a Frontage road.
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access roads?

Postby mchugh » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:49 pm

I'm originally from PA and I had no idea how to answer that road because we do not have frontage or access roads that run along the interstate.
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Re: Question 13...

Postby Stargzer » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:30 pm

R0xyg4l wrote:What's that road along an Interstate highway?

Frontage road
Service road
Access road
Feeder

I'm from Indiana and I have no clue what any of those roads are called. I know what it's talking about but I've never called it anything... Tell me I'm not alone? lol


The Old Road (The one replaced by the Interstate!)

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I've heard the first three used in this context but not the fourth. Alongside US Route 50 (not an Interstate) East of Annapolis is a service road or access road named Busch's Frontage Road, from the name of a restaurant once on that road.
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Postby gailr » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:17 pm

I'm most familiar with "frontage road" but encountered "feeder road" while learning to negotiate Denver's incredible road destruction/traffic system.
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frontage roads?

Postby sluggo » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:02 pm

I too could not answer this question because where I grew up in PA/NJ there was no such thing. I saw such roads for the first time only in the Deep South (Mississippi) where they are called "frontage roads" and in New Orleans where they are "service roads". Yet the test says FR is from the Great Lakes (?)

The other question I couldn't answer was what to call throwing toilet paper over a house. (Huh??)
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Re: Question 13...

Postby sluggo » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:05 pm

The Old Road (The one replaced by the Interstate!)

As I understood it the question refers to a small local 2-lane road that runs along a bigger highway (not necessarily an Interstate) for a short run, and not the old U.S. highway that the Interstate replaces...
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