Definition of ring road in US English:

ring road

noun

British
  • A bypass encircling a town; a beltway.

    • ‘A new ring road will be built to service the developments, which are located on the edge of the town.’
    • ‘They drove in silence for ten minutes through the traffic to the ring road.’
    • ‘We have a ring road around the town.’
    • ‘I'd never been to Terri's home before that day, and was surprised to discover that she lived in a very ‘nice’ house near the top of the hill that led to the northern end of the ring road.’
    • ‘The citizens of Naas are also set to benefit with newer and bigger sewerage pipes being laid to facilitate the development of Millennium Park and a ring road which will divert traffic away from Naas town centre.’
    • ‘We took the M40 motorway and then the A40 ring road around Oxford.’
    • ‘The motorway will link up with the southern ring road at Sandyford and with the airport motorway on the north of Dublin.’
    • ‘From the ring road, take the last exit from the flyover, turning into Whitefriars.’
    • ‘The development is surrounded by a specially built ring road designed to minimise traffic flow, while a number of walkways and entrances are designed to ensure easy access for pedestrians and cyclists.’
    • ‘New inner and outer ring roads will be built to accommodate the growth in traffic caused by the development, necessitating the building of a bridge over the railway, and current roads will be widened or improved.’
    • ‘The manor house stood above and to the left of the ring road on a tree-lined ridge at the top of a steeply sloping hillside.’
    • ‘In principle cars, buses and coaches could be deflected around major cities by building ring roads, and local passengers would have to change on to a network of radial electrified railways to gain access to and from the city centre.’
    • ‘The development is close to a quality bus corridor, the outer ring road and the M50.’
    • ‘On each of its three ring roads there are cheap park-and-ride facilities where people can leave their cars to use public transport.’
    • ‘He headed up towards the roundabout, but instead of turning right down the ring road towards the M4, he went straight across heading into the countryside south of Westing.’
    • ‘The improvement of the city infrastructure with the ring road and the tunnel has opened up the west and the south of the city.’
    • ‘The ring roads which were planned to encircle the capital city are in some cases nine years behind schedule.’
    • ‘On the ring road it was necessary to take to get there we discovered massive long queues.’
    • ‘In the long term, the solution to our transport needs is not to build more roads, wider roads and an ever increasing number of ring roads, relief roads and motor-ways.’
    • ‘The airport has a new terminal; the motorways have been widened to a daring three lanes in each direction, and there is a new ring road round the whole site.’
    roundabout route, indirect route, circuitous route, scenic route, tourist route, diversion, bypass, alternative route, digression, deviation, byway, bypath
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Pronunciation

ring road

/ˈrɪŋ ˌroʊd//ˈriNG ˌrōd/