Highway types and names

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Highway types and names

Postby erablian » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:02 pm

We should try to use the same style for names and road types for rural highways. Here are the system I have been using, but I am open to other ideas. (While making this list, I referred to Wikipedia’s list of Saskatchewan provincial highways.)

* Highways 1–99: “Major Highway” or “Freeway”. Name example: “Hwy 35”
* Highways 100–199: not sure here, never driven on any.
* Highways 200–299 and 300–399: “Minor Highway”. Name example: “Hwy 305”
* Highways 600–699 (north-south grid roads), 700–799 (east-west grid roads). From my understanding/experience these are particularly well-built and -maintained gravel roads that can take a pounding from fully loaded grain trucks, but they are generally not the preferred routes for long-distance travel. “Primary Street”. Name example: “Grid Rd 675”.
* Highways 900–999: “Minor Highway”. Name example: “Hwy 982”.

What does everybody think?
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby Got2BeKd » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:19 am

I have checked with SkiDooGuy, and I have posted some guidance on the Waze Wiki-Canada-Saskatchewan Roads. With this as a guide we should be able to move forward.
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby Jay91150 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:07 pm

Hi folks,
for what it's worth, I took a few minutes over the weekend and took the cardinal directions off Hwy 1 from the AB/BC border to the SK/MB border. So it just says "Hwy 1" now, no eastbound or westbound.
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby SHOManiac » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:59 pm

Here is my two cents worth from a local SK'er. We never call a highway a Freeway. It's always a highway, even if it's divided. No on here ever calls it a freeway.
From my experience anything other than a major highway like 16 or 11 is generally referred to as a secondary highway. In most cases those secondary highways only serve to get to small towns or connect between major highways.
Secondary highways can sometimes be pretty good roads but in recent years most of them are falling into disrepair so stretches of them can go from pavement (broken) to grid and back to pavement.
Call 911 in a rural area can get pretty tricky. In most cases if that happens the cops in that area tend to know the residents and where they live or 911 will fix onto GPS co-ordinates. Otherwise it's direction given just like mentioned above.

I work in sales and trying to ship things to small communities is a challenge. Most don't have street addresses. LOL, most of those residents wouldn't even remember their house number if you asked. They would know their box number though. :)
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby SkiDooGuy » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:46 pm

dokterew wrote:Sask highways and rural roads do need a lot of work still. Around Regina there are barely passable dirt roads that aren't maintained marked as primar, single lane highways with narrow shoulder marked as major highway. I suppose for their local purpose it's appropriate, but definitely not to the standards.



And that's where you come in. :)

As the local you can do a great job of making sure we know how roads really are and can mark them as such.
I am searching for any kind of official classification of road types, but am having no luck so far.

Please start marking the dirt roads as such. That can be an important difference if people don't want to travel dirt.

As you know, please message me if you need anything!
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby SkiDooGuy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:15 am

Let me know what you need and I will get them.
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Re: Highway types and names

Postby SkiDooGuy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:18 pm

Correct, the dirt road attribute should be coming sooner than later. So leaving them as is is the best thing to do for now. Unfortunately....
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