Why is "road" in lower case?

Tan Elaine

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The police raided massage parlours in Rangoon, Balestier and Race Course roads yesterday. ( This sentence is extracted from a local newspaper.)

Why is "roads" in lower case when the names of the roads are Rangoon Road, Balestier Road and Race Course Road?

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I'd write "Road" in the singular. Either way, the R should be capitalized.
 

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I'd write 'The police raided massage parlours in Rangoon Road, Balestier Road and Race Course Road'.

When I first read it, it looked like the police had raided massage parlours in (the city of) Rangoon.


 

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Addresses are on a road in American English. They're in​ a road in the British variety, as far as I know.
 

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If it were singular, I would capitalize it. When it's plural, I'm not actually sure of the rules (despite being a native speaker), because both options look problematic to me. All of the streets have "Road" as part of their name, and "Road" is singular in each case. None of them has the plural "Roads" as part of their name. But at the same time, the names are incomplete without "Road". (Proper nouns are supposed to be written precisely as is.)

I would also use "on" instead of "in" in this sentence.
 
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