Local-express lanes


Local-express lanes
Express and local lanes, M-30 circular highway in Madrid, Spain, east section.
Local and express lanes connected using a basketweave.

A Local-express lane system is an arrangement of roadways within a major highway providing one of more roadways for express lanes with a limited number of entrances and exits and also separate roadways for local or collector lanes which provide access to all interchanges. Given the considerable overall width of this design new suburban freeways are often designed with interchanges spaced far enough apart to avoid the need for parallel roadways. Where highway ramps between express and local/collector lanes cross over another the result is known as a basketweave.

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United States

Local-express lanes on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Canada

Heavily traveled collector and express lanes on Highway 401 in Toronto.

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