What is an intersection?

An intersection is where:

2 or more streets or roads join or cross

a public entrance or exit joins a street or road.

Intersections can include entrances to and exits from supermarkets, petrol stations and other public parking areas, such as airports and hospitals.

There are a number of different types of intersections, depending on how many roads meet at the intersection.

Four diagrams showing a 4-way intersection, a T intersection, a 3-way intersection and a 4-way roundabout.

Different kinds of intersections