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=== Freeways & Highways ===  
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=== Highways ===  
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All highways in Thailand are numbered.  The number of digits in the number indicates the role for that section of roadway and can be used to help match the classifications used in Waze.
  
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'' Naming ''<br />
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We try to match the naming of highways to the signs drivers are most likely to encounter. The general naming rule is to name the road Hwy followed by the number of the highway (Ex. Hwy 4029).  In some areas, these highways may also have a local road name.  If you know this name, and are confident of where the use of the name starts and ends, you may add it in parentheses after the road number.  If you are unsure, leave the road name out, or add it as an alt name.
  
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''' Motorways & Expressways '''
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Motorways have both names and numbers, while Expressways only have names.  Name Expressways as they are official called.  Motorways should be entered as their name (if they have one) followed by Hwy and their #.
  
<big>'''Freeways:'''</big>(Lock at L4)
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'''Rural Roads'''
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Rural Roads are highways managed by the local province (changwat).  They follow the same naming conventions as federally managed highways, except with the inclusion of a two character prefix indicating the province who maintains them.  These follow the same naming and classification as federal highway, however we replace "Hwy" with "Rural Rd" before the number.  We do not include the province abbreviation.
  
''- Principal/National Highways with 1 or 2 digits''
 
  
Name them Hwy # or Hwy ## respectively.
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{| class="wikitable"
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! # of Digits !! Waze Class !! Lock Level !! Naming Example
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| 1 || Freeway || L4 || Hwy 1 (Phahonyothin Rd)
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| 2|| Freeway || L4 ||
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| 3 || Major Highway || L3 || Hwy 305<br /> Hwy 407 (Kanchana Wanit Rd)
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| 4 || Minor Highway || L2 || Hwy 4054 <br /> Hwy 2085 (Poonnakan Rd)
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| Motorway || Freeway || L4 || Chonburi Motorway Hwy 7 <br /> Motorway Hwy 9
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| Expressway|| Freeway (Toll) || L4|| Si Rat Expressway
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|}
  
''- Motorways (with 1 digit)''
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Further reading on the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_highway_network Thai highway network].
 
 
Name them Hwy #
 
 
 
''- Expressways''
 
 
 
All [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_expressway_system expressways] are toll roads and are controlled by [http://www.exat.co.th/index.php/en_US EXAT].
 
 
 
Name them as they are officially named.
 
 
 
 
 
<big>''' Major Highways '''</big> (Lock at L3)
 
 
 
Secondary Highways in Regions, with 3 digits.
 
 
Name them Hwy ###
 
 
 
 
 
<big>''' Minor Highways '''</big> (Lock at L2)
 
 
 
Provincial and Rural Highways/Roads with 4 digit digits.
 
 
 
Provincial Roads just have 4 digits, name these Hwy ####.
 
 
 
Rural Highways/Roads have 2 Thai characters (representing the Province) followed by 4 digits. Name these  RR####
 
 
 
 
 
<small>Many Highways and Motorways also have a common name associated with them. If this name appears on signage and/or is used by addresses, add the name within parentheses behind the above mentioned naming convention,
 
e.g. Hwy ## (Name).
 
 
 
Only add the street name when you are sure of the local naming. If in doubt, just use Hwy # as primary and add the name as an alternate. Local editors can update the primary name later.</small>
 

Latest revision as of 19:07, 21 October 2015

Highways

All highways in Thailand are numbered. The number of digits in the number indicates the role for that section of roadway and can be used to help match the classifications used in Waze.

Naming
We try to match the naming of highways to the signs drivers are most likely to encounter. The general naming rule is to name the road Hwy followed by the number of the highway (Ex. Hwy 4029). In some areas, these highways may also have a local road name. If you know this name, and are confident of where the use of the name starts and ends, you may add it in parentheses after the road number. If you are unsure, leave the road name out, or add it as an alt name.

Motorways & Expressways Motorways have both names and numbers, while Expressways only have names. Name Expressways as they are official called. Motorways should be entered as their name (if they have one) followed by Hwy and their #.

Rural Roads Rural Roads are highways managed by the local province (changwat). They follow the same naming conventions as federally managed highways, except with the inclusion of a two character prefix indicating the province who maintains them. These follow the same naming and classification as federal highway, however we replace "Hwy" with "Rural Rd" before the number. We do not include the province abbreviation.


# of Digits Waze Class Lock Level Naming Example
1 Freeway L4 Hwy 1 (Phahonyothin Rd)
2 Freeway L4
3 Major Highway L3 Hwy 305
Hwy 407 (Kanchana Wanit Rd)
4 Minor Highway L2 Hwy 4054
Hwy 2085 (Poonnakan Rd)
Motorway Freeway L4 Chonburi Motorway Hwy 7
Motorway Hwy 9
Expressway Freeway (Toll) L4 Si Rat Expressway

Further reading on the Thai highway network.