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Ever wonder how a street gets its name?

 


Electric City has spelled it all out for you and added numbering as well.

The council took a poke at making it all clear during discussions at its meeting last week.

This might help you out:

Avenue is used for continuous north south streets.

Street used for continuous east west streets.

Court used for cul-de-sacs with more than 3 lots.

Place used for a street parallel a number venue where numbering is out of sequence.

Circle is used for streets that return to themselves.

Loop is used for streets that begin and end on the same street or for streets that connect to two intersecting perpendicular streets.

Drive is used for local streets of any length primarily in residential subdivisions.

Boulevard is used for arterials that incorporate significant landscape features in the public right-of-way.

Parkway is used for arterials that incorporate significant landscape features in the public right-of-way.

Way is used for streets in industrial zones.

Lane is used for local streets with lengths of generally less than 800 feet.

Road is used for longer lengths with few or no residences,

Got that?

By the way, residents are required to number their homes with four-inch high numbers that can be plainly seen from the street. If you fail to do so, that’s a class C-12 offense, punishable by a fine of $185.

The numbering regulation is so emergency vehicles can find your place quickly.

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