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Hello, fellow editors. I have created this page in the hopes of providing a general overview of freeways/highways. I named it Highways and created a redirect page for Freeways. I am, however, a little concerned about colloquial designations, particularly because of my ignorance as to what folks across the pond call what we yanks refer to as freeways. In general, as I understand it, we use freeway to designate a heavily traveled, multiple-lane, raised roadway, while highway usually refers to a slightly less heavily used, not necessarily raised, and not necessarily multiple-lane roadway that connects distant points. We do, however, tend to use highway as a broad categorization for both types. If anyone has some good suggestions on naming, etc., I would love to hear them. Otherwise, if everyone is fine with Highways, we'll leave it at that. Happy editing! EganioTalk 22:08, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

I expanded it. MetaCracken 12:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

In the UK, we call most of them "dual carriageways" (although we understand Highway) and "Motorways" are the small number of big inter-city 3-lane+ roads (usually raised, with no exits except sliproads, no traffic lights, no roundabouts) and we'd never use the word Freeway. I've made some edits to the article to clear it up a bit - Gboyers talk 13:19, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks to you both! :-D EganioTalk 20:24, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Any route can be a highway, where as a motorway or a freeway must be access-controlled, although this idea does not exist in GTA. In some countries an expressway is a freeway, in others they are just normal roads, and in others they are access-controlled routes with only 1 lane in each direction (2x1)--Daniel3080 12:09, August 19, 2010 (UTC)Daniel3080