Friar Bijou wrote:
Freeway as opposed to toll-way I would guess.
No, not free as in cost. Free as in... don't have to ever stop.
Hah. I always assumed it was about cost as well, but it looks like you're correct. Interesting...
It might have originally came to be because of the toll highways (never bothered looking into it). But I think it's common use these days is a term for limited access highway.