Definition of carriageway in English:

carriageway

noun

British
  • 1Each of the two sides of a dual carriageway or motorway, each of which usually have two or more lanes.

    ‘the eastbound carriageway of the M4’
    • ‘Work will resume after the Easter weekend, which will mean a brief return to single lane carriageways during parts of the day.’
    • ‘One lane of the northbound carriageway was closed while emergency services dealt with the accident.’
    • ‘Police had to close two lanes of the westbound carriageway, a mile short of Junction 17 so that debris from the accident could be cleared.’
    • ‘The eastbound carriageway was reduced to two lanes while collision investigators examined the scene.’
    • ‘Lane three of the eastbound carriageway was closed while police towed away the white van.’
    • ‘Two lanes of the eastbound carriageway also had to be closed because of debris and to allow access for the emergency services.’
    • ‘On Sunday the cones will be changed and work will start on the other side of the eastbound carriageway.’
    • ‘Until then, the contraflow system on the westbound carriageway allowing a single lane of traffic in each direction will continue.’
    • ‘As things began moving more quickly, we passed the accident on the other side of the carriageway.’
    • ‘The woman landed in the middle lane of the eastbound carriageway, but, miraculously, she wasn't hit by a vehicle.’
    • ‘The outside lane of the northbound carriageway was closed for half an hour while recovery teams cleared away the debris.’
    • ‘The motorway's eastbound carriageway was closed for seven hours while the rescue and clear-up operations took place.’
    • ‘The smash happened at 11 am on Monday on the eastbound carriageway about half a mile from Junction 15.’
    • ‘Two lanes of the eastbound carriageway were reopened at about 9am but one lane remained shut as workers continued to remove vehicles from the scene.’
    • ‘Junction 16 was closed to prevent further traffic joining the motorway and lane three in both carriageways remained closed overnight.’
    • ‘You will also notice that motorway exits can be on either side of a carriageway.’
    • ‘The road in this study is about 100 km long, with dual 2-lane carriageways apart from the first 5 km that are 3-lane carriageways.’
    • ‘Traffic coming into town on Charter Row will be diverted onto the outgoing side of the carriageway for approximately nine weeks of the project.’
    • ‘Commuters faced delays after lanes on both carriageways were closed.’
    • ‘Suddenly the coach crossed the central reservation and collided with a public light bus travelling in the inner lane of the eastbound carriageway.’
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    1. 1.1 The part of a road intended for vehicles rather than pedestrians.
      • ‘We also live on the fourth floor of a block of flats overlooking Mile End Road, a duel carriageway.’
      • ‘Debris from the crash was scattered over the carriageway, and the road between the two roundabouts was closed.’
      • ‘The increase in vehicles and the reduced carriageway made it difficult for them to move along the city roads.’
      • ‘The bus smashed into the rear of the lorry which had been parked in a bay on the London-bound carriageway of London Road.’
      • ‘All carriageways of the road, which is near the busy intersection with the M6, were reopened by 2.30 pm yesterday.’
      • ‘Emergency crews were called to the Clacton bound carriageway, where two vehicles had collided.’
      • ‘The new road joins the old carriageway at Mount Falcon and continues on the former route to Foxford.’
      • ‘The southbound carriageways of both roads remained unaffected.’
      • ‘The appellant was walking towards her on the side of the roadway but near the edge of the bitumen carriageway.’
      • ‘Mr Hobson is right, in my judgment, to concede that the Commissioners did not have the power to set Barton Road as a public carriageway.’
      • ‘In a split second, the vehicle moved to the side of the road before hitting the kerb and going off the carriageway, smashing through a fence and down an embankment.’
      • ‘The road carriageway is anticipated to be complete and operational by end of April this year.’
      • ‘The cameras are positioned on each carriageway after the pedestrian crossing and entrance to the retail park.’
      • ‘Road sweepers were drafted in to clear the carriageway while damaged vehicles were recovered.’
      • ‘The lady driver deftly swung the vehicle back onto the carriageway and we sped up the Lisburn Road.’
      • ‘A spokeswoman for Clacton police said the Clacton-bound lorry had got stuck in the central reservation of the road blocking both carriageways.’
      • ‘The kerbside on the south bound section of the carriageway between Linden Road and Union Street is littered with old cars.’
      • ‘However, he struck the kerb, lost control of his car and travelled across the carriageway leaving the road on the right.’
      • ‘People in Kirkfields want a priority traffic system with carriageway narrowing and road humps to slow drivers down.’
      • ‘The mandatory cycle lane would stretch along Belmont Rise and would be situated directly on the carriageway, rather than on the path at the side of the busy road.’

Pronunciation

carriageway

/ˈkarɪdʒweɪ/