to merge (traffic)


Senior Member
English (AmE)
Is congiungersi the appropriate verb with reference to merging traffic?

At Exit 15 a heavy volume of traffic from Route 46 merges from the right with the westbound Route 80 traffic, causing major problems.
  • MünchnerFax

    Senior Member
    Italian, Italy
    I also vote for immettersi, but we should note that the construction is a bit different.
    All'uscita 15, gran parte del traffico proveniente dalla strada 46 si immette da destra sulla strada 80 in direzione ovest sommandosi al traffico su quest'ultima e causando notevoli problemi.
    The traffic si immette "onto a road", and not "together with another flow". To say the latter explicitly, I added the second part in bold.


    Senior Member
    KG, here's another 2 cents' worth:

    All'uscita 15 un elevato volume di traffico proveniente dalla Strada 46 confluisce da destra nel traffico diretto ad ovest della Strada 80 creando forti rallentamenti.