Jughandles – A New Definition
I bet you thought jughandles were attached to jugs or pitchers so you could lift them and pour. And that’s still true.
But I’ve learned that in New Jersey the term jughande is also used to describe a loop in the road system that controls traffic wanting to turn accross the oncoming traffic of the roadway.
Left turning vehicles are directed off on the right on a lane that veers away and circles to a stop sign in a road intersecting with the original highway. Drivers then turn on to that road and wait for the light to cross the highway.
These turns have a lot of individual variations from place to place, using existing roadways in established neighbourhoods or mathmatically precise back looping circles on new roadways. But most actually look like jug handles.
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