moottoriliikennetie

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

moottori (motor) + liikenne (traffic) + tie (way)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: moot‧to‧ri‧lii‧ken‧ne‧ti‧e

Noun[edit]

moottoriliikennetie

  1. An expressway (US), dual carriageway (UK), divided highway (Canada) (road designated for motor traffic only, but with lower technical standard than a motorway).
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Usage notes[edit]

The exact definition of expressway varies by country. In Finland a moottoriliikennetie is a highway with access limited to same class of motor vehicles as in the case of moottoritie (motorway), that is vehicles constructed for speeds 40 km/h or higher. The technical standard of the road does not reach the qualifications of a motorway in some respect. The separation between directions may be missing, there may not be continuous multiple lanes to each direction or the shoulders may be too narrow.