Wikidata:WikiProject Roads/Typical properties

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This page lists common properties that apply to most road items.

instance of (P31) View with SQID
Always road (Q34442)
traffic sign (P14) View with SQID
Commons link to any shield(s) that are used to sign the highway. Omit fair-use shields not available on Commons. Do not include the "File:" prefix.
route map (P15) View with SQID
Commons link to all maps of the route that exist on Commons. Do not include the "File:" prefix.
highway system (P16) View with SQID
Item link to the item about the system the highway is a part of.
maintained by (P126) View with SQID
Item link to the road agency responsible for maintaining the road.
owned by (P127) View with SQID
Item link to the owner of the road. In the United States, this is usually the same as maintenance.
located in the administrative territorial entity (P131) View with SQID
States/provinces/counties the road passes through. Use the appropriate level for the scope of the article, i.e. on an article of national scope, use states/provinces, on an article of provincial scope, use counties/parishes/prefectures, on an article of county scope, use townships.
named after (P138) View with SQID
What this road is named after, if applicable. (Example: )
terminus (P559) View with SQID
The intersecting highway at the highway's terminus (not the city). Use "direction" as a qualifier (direction (P560) View with SQID) to distinguish between termini (example: ). If there are multiple highways present at a terminus (due to a concurrency or some other situation like a traffic circle), include all the highways, and tag each with the direction.
terminus location (P609) View with SQID
The location (town, city, unincorporated location, census-designated place, township, etc.) at the highway's terminus (not the intersecting highway). Use direction (P560) as a qualifier to distinguish between termini (example: )
Termini at international borders or state/province lines should be handled as follows. For articles of national scope, use the country being entered or an item about the international border, if one exists (example: ). For articles of provincial scope, use the state/province being entered (example: ).
start time (P580) View with SQID
The date a highway was designated (not built). (Example:
⟨ U.S. Route 66 (Q79934)  View with Reasonator View with SQID ⟩ start time (P580) View with SQID ⟨ November 11, 1926 ⟩
)
end time (P582) View with SQID
The date a highway designation was canceled, if applicable (not physically closed or torn up). (Example:
⟨ U.S. Route 66 (Q79934)  View with Reasonator View with SQID ⟩ end time (P582) View with SQID ⟨ June 27, 1985 ⟩
) If the designation is still active, do not use this property.
Commons category (P373) View with SQID
The name of the Commons category.
part of (P361) View with SQID
For items about a specific segment of a larger highway, like state-detail articles in the United States. Use this property to link to the item on the full length of the highway. (Example: )
country (P17) View with SQID
Country or countries that the road is in.
partially coincident with (P1382) View with SQID
Roads that run concurrent with this road. Use qualifiers to specify what portions are concurrent.
length (P2043) View with SQID
The length of the road, in miles or kilometers.
linear reference (P6710) View with SQID
Specification of point of the road, in miles or kilometers. (Example: )