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divided highway

n
(Civil Engineering) US and Canadian a road on which traffic travelling in opposite directions is separated by a central strip of turf, etc. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): dual carriageway

divid′ed high′way


n.
a highway with a median strip dividing traffic traveling in opposite directions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divided highway - a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions; "in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway"
highway, main road - a major road for any form of motor transport
Translations

divided highway

n (US) → ˜ Schnellstraße f

divided highway

n (Am) → strada a doppia carreggiata
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We have constructed 61 kilometers of divided highways in these six provinces so far, and we are planning to construct 108 kilometers of divided highways till the end of this year," Gulen told AA correspondent.
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Bonds authorized by voters last year will be used to pay for widening narrow two-lane roadways, installing barriers in the medians of divided highways, adding left turn lanes at highway intersections and building new overpasses around the state.
This is because most of the additional miles logged are probably driven on divided highways where the risk of accident is lower than on congested arterials.
Among the TxDOT initiatives she cited were efforts to install safety barriers in the center median of divided highways, installing rumble strips along pavement edges, building wider safety shoulders, dividing busy four-lane highways, adding dedicated left-turn lanes at busy intersections and encouraging teen drivers to practice safe driving habits.