Intersection facts for kids

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An intersection is where two or more roads come together. Intersections are also known as junctions. At an intersection, there can be stop signs on one or both sides of the intersection. There can also be a stop light.

Kinds of intersections

There are two major types of intersections.

3-way intersection
Also called a T intersection, 3-way intersections make a T-like shape.
4-way intersection
4-way intersections make a cross- or +-like shape.


Street Intersection diagram
Picture of a four-way street intersection as seen from above. Several kinds of crosswalks are shown in this picture.

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