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This table identifies the specific naming conventions used for the various highway types for each state in the Unites States. Details of the naming convention is covered in the [[Road names|road naming]] page.
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All [[Road names#United States Interstate Highway System|interstate highways (freeways)]] are named the same across all states, so they are not included in the table below.
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The state names are linked to the respective wiki page that provides specific editing guidelines (and other information) for that state. If the state link is red, there are no specific guidelines for that state yet. If you actively edit in that state consider creating that page and providing information to other editors in your state.
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! State
 
! State
! US Highways
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! [[Road names#State highways|State Highway/Route<br/>(TTS=....)]]
! State Highway
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! [[Road names#County highways and county roads|County Highway/Road]]
! Country/County Highways/Roads
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! [[Road names#Township highways and township roads|Township Highway/Road]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Alabama|Alabama]]
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| [[Alabama]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two consecutive terms
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| CR-xxx
| Yes
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Alaska|Alaska]]
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| [[Alaska]]
| Four years
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| AK-xxx
| Two terms
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| N/A
| Yes
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Arizona|Arizona]]
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| [[Arizona]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two consecutive terms<ref group=note>Governor may serve unlimited terms but only two in a row.</ref>
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| CR-xxx
| No
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Arkansas|Arkansas]]
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| [[Arkansas]]
| Four years
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| AR-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Yes
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of California|California]]
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| [[California]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx <br><small>(currently under discussion)</small>
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Yes
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Colorado|Colorado]]
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| [[Colorado]]
| Four years
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| SH-xxx<br><small>[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=566&t=49337 (SW Forum)] &<br>[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=654&t=55969 (CO Forum)]&<br>[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=654&t=114290 (CO Forum)]</small>
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Connecticut|Connecticut]]
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| [[Connecticut]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| ''N/A'' <small>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_highway#United_States (Wikipedia)] </small>
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Delaware|Delaware]]
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| [[Delaware]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx <small>[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=575&t=54067 (Forum)] </small>
| Two terms
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| Lieutenant Governor
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| ''N/A'' <small>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numbered_routes_in_Delaware (Wikipedia)] </small>
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of D.C.|District of Columbia]]
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| [[District of Columbia]]
| [[Mayor of D.C.|Mayoral term:]] Four years
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| DC-295<br/>(TTS="DC 295")
| Mayor: None
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| N/A
| [[D.C. Council|District of Columbia Council Chairman]]<ref>http://www.wtop.com/?nid=428&sid=1634019</ref>
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Florida|Florida]]
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| [[Florida]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two consecutive terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]]
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| [[Georgia]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Hawaii|Hawaii]]
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| [[Hawaii]]
| Four years
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| HI-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Idaho|Idaho]]
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| [[Idaho]]
| Four years
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| ID-xxx
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Illinois|Illinois]]
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| [[Illinois]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| CH-xxx (Shielded County Hwy)<br />CR-xxx (Named County Road)
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Indiana|Indiana]]
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| [[Indiana]]
| Four years
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| IN-xxx<br/>(TTS="Indiana xxx")
| Two terms in a 12-year period<ref group=note>[[Governor of Indiana|Governors]] of Indiana may serve an unlimited number of terms, but may only serve for eight years in any twelve-year period. ([[Constitution of Indiana]] Article 5)</ref>
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| CR-xxx<br/>When signed "County Road xxx"
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Iowa|Iowa]]
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| [[Iowa]]
| Four years
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| IA-xxx<br />(TTS="Iowa xxx")
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Kansas|Kansas]]
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| [[Kansas]]
| Four years
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| K-xxx<br/>(TTS="''kay'' xxx")
| Two terms
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| County Hwy xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Kentucky|Kentucky]]
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| [[Kentucky]]
| Four years
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| KY-xxx<br/>(TTS="Kentucky xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx<br/>(Only if signed)
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Louisiana|Louisiana]]
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| [[Louisiana]]
| Four years
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| LA-xxx<br/>(TTS="Louisiana xxx")
| Two terms
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| Parish Rd xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Maine|Maine]]
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| [[Maine]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx<br/>SR-xxx BUS
| Two terms
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| ''N/A''
| President of the Senate
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Maryland|Maryland]]
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| [[Maryland]]
| Four years
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| MD-xxx<br/> (TTS="Maryland xxx")
| Two terms
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| N/A
| Lieutenant Governor
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Massachusetts|Massachusetts]]
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| [[Massachusetts]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| ''N/A''
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Michigan|Michigan]]
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| [[Michigan]]
| Four years
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| M-xxx<br/>(TTS="''emm'' xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Minnesota|Minnesota]]
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| [[Minnesota]]
| Four years
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| [[Image:MN-1.png|35px]] = MN-xxx
| None
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(TTS="Minnesota xxx")
| Lieutenant Governor
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| [[Image:Baldwin County Route 64 AL.svg.png|35px]] = CH-xxx <br/>[[Image:St Louis County Route 7 MN.svg.png|35px]] = CR-xxx
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Mississippi|Mississippi]]
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| [[Mississippi]]
| Four years
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| MS-xxx<br/>(TTS="Mississippi xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Missouri|Missouri]]
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| [[Missouri]]
| Four years
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| MO-xxx
| Two terms
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<br/>(TTS="Missouri xxx")<br/>SH-xxx (Sec lettered)(TTS="State Highway xxx")
| Lieutenant Governor
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| CR-xxx
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Montana|Montana]]
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| [[Montana]]
| Four years
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| MT-xxx [[File:MT-1.png|20x20px]] (Primary Highways) (TTS="Montana xxx")<br />SH-xxx (Secondary Highways) (TTS="State Highway xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Nebraska|Nebraska]]
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| [[Nebraska]]
| Four years
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| N-xxx<br />(TTS="Nebraska xxx")<br />L-xxx<br />(TTS="Nebraska Link xxx")<br />S-xxx<br />(TTS="Nebraska Spur xxx")<br />R-xxx<br />(TTS="Nebraska Recreation Road xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Nevada|Nevada]]
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| [[Nevada]]
| Four years
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| NV-xxx<br>(TTS="Nevada xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]
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| [[New Hampshire]]
| Two years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| County Hwy xxx
| President of the Senate
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of New Jersey|New Jersey]]
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| [[New Jersey]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx<br>(TTS="State Route xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
+
|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of New Mexico|New Mexico]]
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| [[New Mexico]]
| Four years
+
| SR-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of New York|New York]]
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| [[New York]]
| Four years
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| NY-xxx<br>(TTS="New York xxx")
| None
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| CR-xxx<br>(TTS="County Road xxx")
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of North Carolina|North Carolina]]
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| [[North Carolina]]
| Four years
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| NC-xxx<br>(TTS="North Carolina xxx")
| Two terms
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| ''N/A'' <small>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_highway#United_States (Wikipedia)]</small>
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of North Dakota|North Dakota]]
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| [[North Dakota]]
| Four years
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| ND-xxx<br>(TTS="North Dakota xxx")
| None
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| County Hwy xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Ohio|Ohio]]
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| [[Ohio]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx, CH-xxx (only in Wyandot county)
| Lieutenant Governor
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| TR-xxx, TH-xxx (only in Wyandot county)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]
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| [[Oklahoma]]
| Four years
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| SH-xxx
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Oregon|Oregon]]
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| [[Oregon]]
| Four years
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| State Hwy xxx
| Two consecutive terms
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| N/A
| Secretary of State
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]
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| [[Pennsylvania]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| Two terms
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| na
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]
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| [[Rhode Island]]
| Four years
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| RI-xxx
| Two terms
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| N/A
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of South Carolina|South Carolina]]
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| [[South Carolina]]
| Four years
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| SC-xxx<br/>(TTS="South Carolina xxx")
| Two terms
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| S-##-xxx (secondary roads)<br>CR-xxx# (county routes)
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of South Dakota|South Dakota]]
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| [[South Dakota]]
| Four years
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| SD-xxx<br/>(TTS="South Dakota xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Tennessee|Tennessee]]
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| [[Tennessee]]
| Four years
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| TN-xxx for Primary<br/>(TTS="Tennessee xxx")<br/>SR-xxx for Secondary
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| President of the Senate
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Texas|Texas]]
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| [[Texas]]
| Four years
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| SH-xxx
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Utah|Utah]]
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| [[Utah]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Vermont|Vermont]]
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| [[Vermont]]
| Two years
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| VT-xxx<br/>(TTS="Vermont xxx")
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Virginia|Virginia]]
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| [[Virginia]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx < 600 & 785 & 895, VA-xxx > 600<br/>(TTS="Virginia xxx")
| No limit on number, but terms cannot be consecutive
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| N/A
| Lieutenant Governor
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|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Washington|Washington]]
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| [[Washington]]
| Four years
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| SR-xxx
| None
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| CR-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of West Virginia|West Virginia]]
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| [[West Virginia]]
| Four years
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| WV-xxx<br>(TTS="West Virginia xxx")
| Two terms
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| CR-xxx
| President of the Senate
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]
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| [[Wisconsin]]
| Four years
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| WIS-xxx<br/>(TTS="Wisconsin xxx")
| None
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| CH-xxx
| Lieutenant Governor
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|-
 
|-
| [[Government of Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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| [[Wyoming]]
| Four years
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| [[Image:WY-Highway-Blank.png|35px]] = SH-xxx<br/>(TTS="State Highway xxx")
| Two terms
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| [[Image:WY-County-Blank.png|35px]] = CR-xxx & County Lane xxx
| Secretary of State
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<small>Note: Some states are in the process of considering a change and may be designated with '''cnsd'''.</small>
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If you are an editor for a particular state that feels your state should consider a different format than you see above, please come to the [http://world.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129 US forums] and select the sub-forum region for your state. In that sub-forum start a discussion around making a change to the naming convention for your state and tell the reasons why you think it should be done. Once consensus is reached the change can be made here.
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General discussions on this page can be found in [http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=276&t=42135 this thread].
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[[Category:USA]]

Revision as of 04:32, 30 January 2019

This table identifies the specific naming conventions used for the various highway types for each state in the Unites States. Details of the naming convention is covered in the road naming page.

All interstate highways (freeways) are named the same across all states, so they are not included in the table below.

The state names are linked to the respective wiki page that provides specific editing guidelines (and other information) for that state. If the state link is red, there are no specific guidelines for that state yet. If you actively edit in that state consider creating that page and providing information to other editors in your state.

State State Highway/Route
(TTS=....)
County Highway/Road Township Highway/Road
Alabama SR-xxx CR-xxx
Alaska AK-xxx N/A
Arizona SR-xxx CR-xxx
Arkansas AR-xxx CR-xxx
California SR-xxx
(currently under discussion)
CR-xxx
Colorado SH-xxx
(SW Forum) &
(CO Forum)&
(CO Forum)
CR-xxx
Connecticut SR-xxx N/A (Wikipedia)
Delaware SR-xxx (Forum)


N/A (Wikipedia)
District of Columbia DC-295
(TTS="DC 295")
N/A
Florida SR-xxx CR-xxx
Georgia SR-xxx CR-xxx
Hawaii HI-xxx CR-xxx
Idaho ID-xxx CR-xxx
Illinois SR-xxx CH-xxx (Shielded County Hwy)
CR-xxx (Named County Road)
Indiana IN-xxx
(TTS="Indiana xxx")
CR-xxx
When signed "County Road xxx"
Iowa IA-xxx
(TTS="Iowa xxx")
CR-xxx
Kansas K-xxx
(TTS="kay xxx")
County Hwy xxx
Kentucky KY-xxx
(TTS="Kentucky xxx")
CR-xxx
(Only if signed)
Louisiana LA-xxx
(TTS="Louisiana xxx")
Parish Rd xxx
Maine SR-xxx
SR-xxx BUS
N/A
Maryland MD-xxx
(TTS="Maryland xxx")
N/A
Massachusetts SR-xxx N/A
Michigan M-xxx
(TTS="emm xxx")
CR-xxx
Minnesota MN-1.png = MN-xxx

(TTS="Minnesota xxx")

Baldwin County Route 64 AL.svg.png = CH-xxx
St Louis County Route 7 MN.svg.png = CR-xxx
Mississippi MS-xxx
(TTS="Mississippi xxx")
CR-xxx
Missouri MO-xxx


(TTS="Missouri xxx")
SH-xxx (Sec lettered)(TTS="State Highway xxx")

CR-xxx
Montana MT-xxx MT-1.png (Primary Highways) (TTS="Montana xxx")
SH-xxx (Secondary Highways) (TTS="State Highway xxx")
CR-xxx
Nebraska N-xxx
(TTS="Nebraska xxx")
L-xxx
(TTS="Nebraska Link xxx")
S-xxx
(TTS="Nebraska Spur xxx")
R-xxx
(TTS="Nebraska Recreation Road xxx")
CR-xxx
Nevada NV-xxx
(TTS="Nevada xxx")
CR-xxx
New Hampshire SR-xxx County Hwy xxx
New Jersey SR-xxx
(TTS="State Route xxx")
CR-xxx
New Mexico SR-xxx CR-xxx
New York NY-xxx
(TTS="New York xxx")
CR-xxx
(TTS="County Road xxx")
North Carolina NC-xxx
(TTS="North Carolina xxx")
N/A (Wikipedia)
North Dakota ND-xxx
(TTS="North Dakota xxx")
County Hwy xxx
Ohio SR-xxx CR-xxx, CH-xxx (only in Wyandot county) TR-xxx, TH-xxx (only in Wyandot county)
Oklahoma SH-xxx CR-xxx
Oregon State Hwy xxx N/A
Pennsylvania SR-xxx na
Rhode Island RI-xxx N/A
South Carolina SC-xxx
(TTS="South Carolina xxx")
S-##-xxx (secondary roads)
CR-xxx# (county routes)
South Dakota SD-xxx
(TTS="South Dakota xxx")
CR-xxx
Tennessee TN-xxx for Primary
(TTS="Tennessee xxx")
SR-xxx for Secondary
CR-xxx
Texas SH-xxx CR-xxx
Utah SR-xxx CR-xxx
Vermont VT-xxx
(TTS="Vermont xxx")
CR-xxx
Virginia SR-xxx < 600 & 785 & 895, VA-xxx > 600
(TTS="Virginia xxx")
N/A
Washington SR-xxx CR-xxx
West Virginia WV-xxx
(TTS="West Virginia xxx")
CR-xxx
Wisconsin WIS-xxx
(TTS="Wisconsin xxx")
CH-xxx
Wyoming WY-Highway-Blank.png = SH-xxx
(TTS="State Highway xxx")
WY-County-Blank.png = CR-xxx & County Lane xxx

Note: Some states are in the process of considering a change and may be designated with cnsd.

If you are an editor for a particular state that feels your state should consider a different format than you see above, please come to the US forums and select the sub-forum region for your state. In that sub-forum start a discussion around making a change to the naming convention for your state and tell the reasons why you think it should be done. Once consensus is reached the change can be made here.

General discussions on this page can be found in this thread.