[Talk-us] Trunk vs motorway for rural Interstates with grade crossings

Clay Smalley claysmalley at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 20:49:15 UTC 2013

I remember this specific issue being brought up multiple times before. It's
been my understanding that this is the consensus: the pieces of I-10 and
I-40 in West Texas should be trunk wherever they have at-grade
intersections, because they have multiple at-grade intersections and not a
single rare one.

I'm willing to go with this, because tagging them as motorway seems like an
issue of tagging for the renderer, or otherwise making a special exception
because the highway happens to be an Interstate. There are a few other
cases where Interstates with at-grade intersections are tagged as trunk
(e.g. Holland Tunnel approach, and I-70 in Breezewood, PA). These cases
tend to have traffic lights, but the West Texas Interstates don't seem like
too different of a case to me.
On Jul 21, 2013 1:27 PM, "Paul Johnson" <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:58 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>wrote:
>> I noticed that most of these were recently changed back to motorway. Is
>> this the consensus of the community at large that these should be
>> motorway, or should any section with grade crossings be trunk?
>> I'm slightly in favor of keeping the change back to motorway, but am
>> willing to go along with a clear consensus either way.
> If it has more than an exceptionally rare at-grade junction, it should be
> a trunk.  If it's not divided, it should be a trunk even if it doesn't have
> at-grade junctions.
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