mjr wrote:mattsccm wrote:Pray tell why a bypass needs to involve blocking the original route. Surely that's re routing? A bypass is a route that goes around something not through it. Status of the original is irrelevant.
A bypass is a rerouting. An alternative route added to an unchanged one is a relief road, but UK politicians call them bypasses fraudulently because that's easier to get support for.
I have been familiar with the phrase "bypass" for most of my life and have never heard it defined that way.