One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounSouth African, Australian
An area of land set aside for potential road construction, on which building is not allowed.‘contractors have warned traders in Malaba of the demolition of structures built on road reserves’
- ‘Residents are planting on road reserves.’
- ‘He first approached the city seven years ago to ask for help in relocating around 1200 families living on the road reserve.’
- ‘We have settled with those owners within 15 metres of our boundary and the road reserve.’
- ‘The apartments were not sitting on a road reserve, the councillor said.’
- ‘Relatives were awaiting compensations from the government to relocate the graves from the road reserve.’
- ‘There's an existing wide road reserve linking the southern end of the parkway to the main road.’
- ‘The trees sit on a road reserve and could be dangerous to motorists.’
- ‘There has been also a delay in the relocation of services from the road reserve.’
- ‘It is already a proclaimed road reserve and we don't need to look at what properties are impacted.’
- ‘The fire was discovered in the old exploration well on a public road reserve.’
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