What does JCT mean in driving?

I’m on a road trip right now and I’ve seen the letters JCT on a few road signs so far. I can’t figure out what that could mean! Usually, the abbreviations are pretty easy to figure out, but I’m totally stumped.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I hope your road trip has been fun so far! When you see JCT on a freeway sign, it stands for junction. A junction is a place where two or more roads meet. The roads could be above or below each other (which is called an interchange), or they could intersect (which is called an intersection).
These road signs are typically just to help travelers find an appropriate exit, but they can also be a useful warning. A junction creates a higher likelihood of collision due to the conflicting traffic patterns, so it’s a good idea to stay alert when you pass through those areas.
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