Definition of single carriageway in English:

single carriageway


  • A road with only one lane in each direction.

    • ‘At that point, the road is a single carriageway with one lane in either direction, the lanes being divided by double central white lines.’
    • ‘The day was clear and there was no other traffic on the single carriageway, national speed limit road.’
    • ‘Just under half of all road deaths occur on the national road network which accounts for approximately 47% of vehicular traffic and 91% of fatal collisions on the national road network occur on single carriageways.’
    • ‘Restricting York's northern ring road to a single carriageway was one of the biggest planning blunders in recent memory.’
    • ‘Driving at 60 mph on a single carriageway can be pretty nerve-racking.’