going toward the north: northbound traffic.

1880–85, Americanism; north + -bound2 Unabridged
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northbound (ˈnɔːθˌbaʊnd)
going or leading towards the north

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Example sentences
The northbound migrants likely ride the warm fronts blowing from the south.
He also theorized that a warmer northbound current would be needed to balance
  the southern one.
Optimum conditions for northbound migration occur when there are helpful
  tailwinds from the south.
To my knowledge driving south on a north orientated map is a more difficult
  task then driving northbound.
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