Types of road

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Roads have been adapted to a large range of structures and types in order to achieve a common goal of transportation under a large and wide range of conditions. The specific purpose, mode of transport, and location of a road determine the characteristics it must have in order to maximize its usefulness. Following is one classification scheme. There are others: see List of road types by features and Hierarchy of roads for example.

Types of roads[edit]

Generally private roads
Lower capacity highways
Higher capacity highways, sometimes with medians
Limited access grade-separated highways
Multi Modal