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What is the technical name for this kind of road segment?

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I think the purpose of the lane on the right is to bypass the traffic lights at the intersection.

I've heard that kind of lane referred to as a "sliparound" lane. But I doubt that's the proper term.

Edit: The location is Ontario, Canada.

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    $\begingroup$ a slip around lane in my experience is more for an undivided two lane road where most of the time the the traffic at a turning point tends to go straight. A low turn count will block the lane and cause a long delay for the cars behind. A slip around land is therefore added at this point that allows the following cars to move over a lane at this turning point and continue straight. Here is an example near Kingston, Ontario, Canada $\endgroup$
    – Forward Ed
    Jun 26 at 7:58
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    $\begingroup$ That name varies by country. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 26 at 8:31
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike Thanks. Edited. The location is Ontario, Canada. $\endgroup$
    – User1974
    Jun 26 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ In Ireland it is a "filter lane". $\endgroup$
    – Transistor
    Jun 26 at 9:04

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The name is the same as its purpose of service - "Exclusive Right Turn Lane", or "Right Turn Only Lane". Right turn lanes can significantly improve the capacity and level of service of signalized intersections.

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    $\begingroup$ also dedicated right turn lane $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Jun 26 at 2:52
  • $\begingroup$ or right turn lane $\endgroup$
    – Forward Ed
    Jun 26 at 7:41

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