We create, edit, and maintain articles related to the highways and major roads of the United States and then assess them based on their quality and importance. We also maintain portals that serve as entry points for readers interested in highways and roads. It is our goal to be the foremost Internet resource for highways located in the United States.
Hello, there, and welcome to the U.S. Roads WikiProject on Wikipedia! If you're reading this page, you're probably new to our WikiProject, or even Wikipedia in general. This tutorial page is designed to help you find your way around and learn about the way our project works. We're always happy to have extra help, so thanks for your interest!
What do we cover?
We maintain articles relating to roadways of national or regional significance in the United States. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
The U.S. Roads WikiProject (USRD) serves as an umbrella project for articles relating to roads and highways in the United States. The main project serves as the focal point for coordinating national initiatives, such as standardization of article structure, infoboxes and junction lists.
USRD has five project departments, which facilitate collaboration, article assessment, and other editing resources.
The shields department creates highway marker ("shield") graphics for use in highway articles. Shields for most existing highways have been created and reside on the Commons.
Every state and territory has its own task force, where you can find resources for researching and editing highways in that area. Task forces also exist for historic auto trails, U.S. Route 66, as well as Interstate and U.S. Highways.
What guidelines can we offer?
We have four guidelines for highway articles:
The notability guideline covers the notability of topics. Further information elaborating on project article notability may be found here.