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tolbs17:
There's a share the road sign here I wish there was a sidewalk and a bike lane so they could remove that.

This has no cable barrier so therefore this is not really a freeway. The speed limit is not even 65 or 70.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.406575,-76.9285779,3a,75y,299h,85.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdl6YewlOzVkt9LkRcVcwNA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.406575,-76.9285779,3a,75y,210.94h,76.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdl6YewlOzVkt9LkRcVcwNA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

You have a side street and an extremely small median as well.

Wonder why they have a side street here!

silverback1065:
There are several interstates that lack cable barriers.

tolbs17:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on July 22, 2021, 07:15:36 PM ---There are several interstates that lack cable barriers.

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If the median is large enough then it's usually not a big deal.

Example

SkyPesos:
A definition of a freeway is simply a fully controlled access highway. Nothing about which size the median is, and what the median is made of.

So for some real examples in this thread, something that Google maps marks as a freeway, but you find an at grade interchange in that freeway section, could qualify.

tolbs17:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on July 22, 2021, 07:18:14 PM ---A definition of a freeway is simply a fully controlled access highway. Nothing about which size the median is, and what the median is made of.

So for some real examples in this thread, something that Google maps marks as a freeway, but you find an at grade interchange in that freeway section, could qualify.

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See OpenStreetMaps which lists a lot of major arterials as a freeway like here, and here.

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