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Connecting roads

When drawing new segments, or moving segments around, the editor will automatically make junctions.

  1. For new roads, if you start and/or end the new segment on an existing segment, a junction is created at the location were you start/end the new segment
  2. For existing roads, if you move the start or the end of a segment onto an existing segment, a junction is created
  3. If you move a junction to an existing segment or junction, all roads connected will be part of the junction.

Bridging roads

  1. Select two existing adjacent segments which should be joined together
  2. Click the Bridge idle.png icon over the junction
  3. A little window is displayed saying: Merge Segments? If there is conflicting data, the data from the first segment you selected will be used. Click Apply to continue or click outside the window to cancel this action.

Crossing roads
When two roads cross each other at the same elevation, they can be joined together easily. This is useful if you draw several new roads for a neighborhood by drawing segments from end-to-end and allowing new segments to cross each other. Once drawn, you can junction them using this method.

  1. Select both segments
  2. Click the Node idle.png which should appear above the intersection
  3. A junction is added

The sign won't appear if the roads cross each other multiple times, or when elevation differ. You can often use this method with unconfirmed (red) roads, but sometimes the editor will refuse to do this process until the roads are confirmed. Additionally, changing zoom level sometimes helps to get the sometimes-stubborn junction creator icon to appear.
For further information see the global page on Overlapping road junctions.
Be sure to check the Junction Arrows for your newly created junctions.