- Jul 15, 2006
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Part of the difference in definition of an expressway has to do with regions of the country. In most of the US (except for the Northeast and Midwest), a "Freeway" is a fully grade separated, access-controlled highway, but an "Expressway" is something less than that, with some at-grade crossings. You see a lot of those types of "Expressways" in the San Francisco Bay area. However, in the Northeast and Midwest, the term "Freeway" isn't used, and "Expressway" means the same thing here as "Freeway" does in most of the US.You'll notice in the link I provided that a super-2 expressway is by definition "a high-speed surface (limited-access) road with at-grade intersections." In fact, MA-88 is specifically listed as an example of a "two-lane expressway" on the wiki page for "two-lane expressway."
Our disagreement is just simply a difference in how we're using the terminology. I'm using the actual definition of the terminology as evidenced by the links provided. You are clearly using a different definition. That's fine. It really isn't important.