Ingress refers to the right to enter a property, while egress refers to the right to exit a property. For example, a driveway provides ingress and egress from roadways to houses and businesses.

Entrances and exits to controlled-access highways are provided at interchanges by ramps, which allow for speed changes between the highway and arterials and collector roads.

Ingress/Egress illustration

Illustration: Ingress/Egress


Ingress/Egress photo

Photograph: Ingress/Egress

Source: The image above illustrates the key components of Ingress/Egress.

A. Ingress is the action of going into or entering a property or roadway.

B. Egress is the action of going out of or exiting a property or roadway.