Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways

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WikiProject Highways
A WikiProject covering the world's major roadways
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WikiProject Highways
Project home (WP:HWY) talk
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Roads category   talk
Article alerts (WP:HWY/AA) talk
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Australian Roads (WP:AURD) talk
Canada Roads (WP:CARD) talk
Indian Roads (WP:INRD) talk
U.S. Roads (WP:USRD) talk
Task forces
Africa (WP:HWY/AF) talk
Asia (WP:HWY/AS) talk
Europe (WP:HWY/E) talk
Hong Kong (WP:HKRD) talk
Latin America (WP:HWY/LA) talk
Oceania (WP:HWY/O) talk
South Africa (WP:ZARD) talk
United Kingdom (WP:HWY/UK, WP:UKRD) talk
Project resources
Assessment (WP:HWY/A) talk
A-Class Review (WP:HWY/ACR) talk
Project table (WP:HWY/A/P)
Live assessment table (WP:HWY/A/L)
Route markers (WP:HWY/RM) talk
New articles (WP:HWY/NA) talk
Participants (WP:HWY/P) talk
Popular pages (WP:HWY/PP) talk
Precedents   talk
Recognized content (WP:HWY/RC) talk
Rockland County Scenario   talk
Road junction lists (MOS:RJL) talk
TFA suggestions (WP:HWY/TFA) talk
{{WikiProject Highways}} (doc) talk
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways/Userbox}}  
{{HWY Announcements}} talk
{{Infobox road}} talk
{{Infobox road small}} talk
{{Infobox road junction}} talk
{{Jctint}} talk
{{Jct}} talk
{{Welcome-roads}} talk
{{WikiProject Highways Barnstar}} talk
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WikiProject Highways is a wikiproject that aims primarily to standardize the format used in articles about highways, including freeways, expressways, throughways, and other major forms of road. A major part of this is the connectivity of highways and the analogous connectivity of their articles. The scope and aims of this project are likely to change in this early stage. If you are interested in joining, add yourself to the participants page.

Project organization[edit]

This project sets the standards for countries that do not have a country roads WikiProject yet. These standards are intended to be loose so that they are applicable worldwide.

In addition to this, this project sets a few standards for country roads WikiProjects that do exist, to ensure uniformity across all highways articles.


The parent of this project is WikiProject Transport.

Subprojects and task forces[edit]

Similar projects[edit]

Recognized content[edit]

For the analogous lists for the various subprojects, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian Roads/Recognized content, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/Recognized content, or Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Recognized content.

Featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

A-Class articles[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

In the News articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Picture of the day pictures[edit]


The Assessment Department has resources related to the assessment of articles under the project's scope, including the project quality log. In addition, the project maintains A-Class Review and Peer Review forums. The department page also has directions on which talk page banners to use to assess articles under the project's scope.

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

  • 20 May 2024 – NAIA Road (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by JWilz12345 (t · c); see discussion (2 participants)
  • 16 May 2024 – 85th percentile speed (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by Trainsandotherthings (t · c); see discussion (5 participants; relisted)
  • 05 May 2024 – College Road, Hong Kong (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by BrigadierG (t · c); see discussion (11 participants; relisted)
  • 14 May 2024Road 89 (Iran) (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Dclemens1971 (t · c) was closed as delete by Liz (t · c) on 21 May 2024; see discussion (5 participants)

Proposed deletions

Requested moves

Articles to be split

Structure of articles[edit]

Each article should have an infobox, which is typically Infobox road, and a lead section which introduces all the article sections. The first sentence should provide a definition of the article subject, including location. If there is another common abbreviation for the subject, state it in the lead section. A map and image help the article. This is an example of map layout adopted by the U.S. Roads WP.

The use of lists is discouraged; prose or tables should be used when more appropriate. For further exploration of road article structure, see road articles that are Featured Articles or any of the subprojects.


As of 2010, the standard infobox, {{infobox road}}, has been updated to accommodate roads worldwide, and the subtemplates have been set up already for these countries. There is also {{infobox road junction}} for articles on individual junctions or interchanges.

Maps and images[edit]

Use a standard highway map style. Identify articles about highways and routes that need maps and place a regional request map template on the talk page. For further information see Images and media or Commons map resources. Identify and categorize existing historical highway maps, and list them at here. Add {{Image requested}} to the talk page of the road article, the request will end up in one of these Wikipedia requested photographs in places categories.

Route description[edit]

Each article should have a prose description of the route. One uniform direction should be followed; for example, in the United States, all route descriptions progress from south to north and from west to east.

History / Future[edit]

Where applicable, each article should have a history section and / or a future section, describing past and present affairs of this route. Details in the future section must be verifiable and not speculation, per WP:CRYSTAL.

Junction list / Exit list[edit]

Each article should have a list of junctions, or where applicable, a list of exits. This is normally not just a list; it needs to be in a table format. Exit lists need to follow MOS:RJL, the international road junction list section of the Manual of Style, as well. Here is a page of junction templates.

Stub sorting[edit]

  • The most general stub type for road and highway articles is {{road-stub}}.
  • Use the most specific stub type applicable which are listed on the specific geographical wikiprojects listed above.
  • Multiple stub templates can be used on a stub, but avoid adding more than two stub templates to any specific article.
  • In order to create a new stub type, identify at least around 50 articles that would fall into the proposed stub category and then make a proposal on the WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals page.


  • The most general category for highway and road articles is Category:Roads
  • Use the most specific categories applicable, deferring to the above only when the existing categories are not appropriate.
  • Do not place articles into both a category and that category's parent category, but use the more specific of the two.
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Please help add comprehensive coverage worldwide on the Roads portal, and if there are any additions which could be made from many countries or regions that would be appreciated.

  1. For instance, a successful DYK could be added.
  2. Feel free to directly add quality, or featured road-related images or panoramas. If a photo is not recognised by being classified as quality or featured, then it should be of finer quality like would be in a magazine or print encyclopaedia. A portal showcases Wikipedia's finer work, in this case the roads portal showcases Wikipedia's finer roads-related works worldwide.
  3. Feel free to directly add Featured, A-Class or Good roads-content articles to the portal's selected article list. Articles on this list are now rotated automatically through the portal. Other articles may be nominated here.