work, as construction or repairs, done on a road.
a conditioning exercise for an athlete consisting of running considerable distances in areas that are reasonably free of obstructions or traffic, as fields or country roads: performed chiefly by boxers in training for a bout.

1885–90; road + work Unabridged
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roadwork (ˈrəʊdˌwɜːk)
sports training by running along roads

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Scheduled roadwork that will require lane closures on state highways.
The roadwork is expected to last six months and is slated for completion before the holiday shopping season kicks off.
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