Road Types

Freeway : An express highway, especially one with controlled access. ( toll free highway )

Toll road : A road that drivers must pay to use.

Facts!

1. At 3,020 miles, I-70 is the longest interstate . it connects Seattle, Washington with Boston Massachusetts.

2. On June 29,1956 president Dwight Eisenhower signed the federal aid highway act of 1956. which he invented.

3. major highways in Kansas city are highway I- 70, which runs east and west. also highways I- 35, runs primarily north and south.

4. Nationwide standards ( 41,012 miles )

– minimum of two lanes

– lanes were 12 ft in width

– ten foot right lane paved shoulder.

– designed speeds of 50-70 mph.

5. major routes are designated by single or two digit numbers.

6. for over 40 years Dwight’s interstate system has served nation well.

7.  Dwight’s system has increasing mobility, reduced travel time, operating costs and expanding for higher quality.

8. Kansas has three toll roads and turnpikes.

– Wichita Ks,

-wellington Ks,

-El Dorado Ks,

9. Kansas turnpike runs 184 miles from Kc to Topeka , Emporia to Oklahoma state line.

10. Depending on vehicle and travel, a person will pay.

* history.com* , infoplease.com*, fhwa.dot.gov*

City Roads: The everyday streets we drive on to get from place to place in short distances that are too close for highways.

Depending on the types of city; urban, suburban, or rural. The city could be very busy with a lot of one ways and intersections. It could also be not as busy with very few intersections and little to none one ways also. The main thing you see in city type of roads that help keep it safe and in order are traffic signs and traffic signals.

Traffic signs with symbols that represent a situation can help all road users: car, trucks, motorcycles, and etc…

Traffic signs, according to Federal Highway Administration, have different color and shapes that has meaning besides the actual symbol inside itself:

  • Red on signs is limited to stop, yield, and prohibition.
  • White is regulatory sign.
  • Yellow are general warning messages.
  • Green shows permitted traffic movements or directional guidance.
  • Florescent yellow/green shows pedestrian crossing or school zone.
  • Orange is used for warning and guidance is roadway work zone.
  • Coral is used for incident management signs.
  • Blue is road user services, tourist information, and evacuation routes/
  • Brown is for guidance to sites of public recreation or culture interest.

Also from the same source we see that even shapes have meaning also:

  • Traffic regulations are conveyed in signs that are rectangular with the longer direction vertical or square.
  • Octagon are for stop and inverted triangles are fir yield, which these are additional regulatory signs.
  • Diamond shaped signs signify warning.
  • Rectangular signs with the longer direction horizontal provide guidance information.
  • Pentagons indicate school zones.
  • A circular sign warns of a railroad crossing.

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