Frontage Road Law and Legal Definition

A Frontage road refers to a non limited access road. It is also called a feeder, access road, outer road or surface road. Frontage roads facilitate in providing access to homes and workstations that would be cut off by a limited access road and connect these locations with roads which have direct access to the main roadway. Frontage roads run parallel to expressways or highways. A frontage road is a deviation from a highway and gives indirect access to abutting property along a freeway. In most of the states in the U.S., freeways provide frontage roads on both sides. In Michigan, frontage roads are usually referred to as service drives.