The meaning of Dead End

The in basket: Charlotte Newsome of Port Orchard wonders what the difference is between a street marked Dead End and one marked No Outlet. “Seems like, either way, you’re not getting out of there unless you go back the way you came in,” she said.


The in basket: Charlotte Newsome of Port Orchard wonders what the difference is between a street marked Dead End and one marked No Outlet. “Seems like, either way, you’re not getting out of there unless you go back the way you came in,” she said.
The out basket: That’s very true. Dead End denotes a single street that proceeds until it ends, without any intersecting streets appearing. No Outlet tells a driver that there are other streets intersecting that street, but all require coming and going via the street with the sign.

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