traffic island

noun
a raised or marked-off area between lanes of a roadway, used by pedestrians to get out of the flow of traffic, as a place for traffic signals, for separating lanes, etc.

Origin:
1935–40

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traffic island
 
n
a raised area in the middle of a road, designed as a guide for traffic and to provide a stopping place for pedestrians

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Example sentences
At the bottom of the sign, a depiction of the plan view of the nose of a
  traffic island is shown.
At the top right corner of the sign, a depiction of the plan view of the nose
  of a traffic island is shown.
The traffic island has been removed and the replacement asphalt has been placed.
Typically, it is formed as a traffic island and defined by channelizing devices.
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