expressway expressway  /ɪks ˈprɛ ˌsweɪ/


  • (n) a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic


  1. ON the expressway leading to Chicago's International Amphitheatre, workmen slapped a new coat of silver over the mud-spattered dividing rail.
  2. In the 1960s, he built Korea's first cross-country expressway, which the World Bank said wasn't economically viable.
  3. At the Panti Bina Laras Cipayung mental-health center in east Jakarta, just 10 minutes off a modern expressway, the air is thick with flies and the stench of feces.


  1. Traffic alert for West Shore Expressway; new signage on the way

    Through Friday there will be periodic lane closures of one north-bound lane between Victory Boulevard and the S.I. Expressway.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

  2. Police: Man dies after jumping onto Kennedy Expressway

    A man who state police say jumped from the top of Hubbard's Cave and landed in the southbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Grand Avenue has died this morning, authorities said.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Tractor-trailers collide on Schuylkill Expressway

    Westbound traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway was backed up for more than an hour because of a crash in West Conshohocken.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WPVI 6abc Philadelphia


  1. "Stopped the team on the expressway ...... and said, 'There's where they're going to be playing the Final Four,"' Williams recalled Tuesday. "We didn't make it, so I'm never showing them a freakin' arena again."
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Roy Williams Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "The Terry Fox extension is, I think, an ecological disaster. And the Alta Vista expressway, people have been fighting that for years," Doucet said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Clive Doucet Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. "There are certainly parts of the plan that require a lot more work, particularly the issue of the motorways, the Cahill Expressway and the Western Distributor," Mr Iemma said. "But certainly when you look at what's planned for Central...
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Morris Iemma Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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