Road Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Road Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a road indicates the current direction your life is taking. This type of dream is directly linked to what is happening right now in your waking life. Depending on the type of road and its direction, it represents your daily issues.

Breaking down on a road indicates people come to you for advice. Walking down a road signifies you are heading in the right direction. Going on a road trip represents your desire to escape from the challenges and responsibilities of everyday life. Reaching a dead-end can mean you will need to finish a project sooner than expected or you will soon have to make a choice.

road-dreamDreaming of a dark, narrow alley represents your life has come to a standstill. It is stagnating. It represents how you may feel about your life. Making a detour indicates to stay flexible for there are surprises coming soon. Remain open-minded to new opportunities that cross your path. You are following your intuition when traveling down a dirt road. This can also mean old habits return. Someone lost to you previously returns to your life.

A bend in the road indicates there are unexpected changes coming. This is a warning to be prepared. Crossroads also signify changes. This can mean any decisions you need to make will require you to give something up. The choice is hard as this is not what you want to do. Remember, this may be for the best though you cannot see it now. Dreaming of a fork in the road is another sign of making life-changing decisions. These decisions may be difficult because, either way, it may mean the end of something you love.

Dreaming of a black road means there are tough times ahead, particularly in regard to money. These issues are like to arise suddenly. Slipping on black ice in a dream indicates you need to remain organized or you will fall behind in your commitments.

You can overcome anything life throws you when you dream of going up a one-way street the wrong way. Roadworks indicate your own life is being overhauled. It is a time to go easy on yourself. You may be going through much change and need to make allowances for any mistakes that happen around you or that you make. Witnessing an accident on the road is a sign you lack direction in your life. Is your life a wreck? Is it heading in that direction?

Running out into the road can mean you are trying to succeed against the odds. Now is the right time to create whatever you dream about. A mountain road is a sign you like to do things differently to others. You may even love a lifestyle far removed from a city lifestyle where you are self-sufficient. You may want to avoid mainstream society. It may be time to reconnect with mother nature and her gifts of life.

Alternative Meanings of Road

A road in your dream is a symbol of achieving your goals. The quality and condition of the road that you dream about indicate how achievable your goals are, or how you feel about being able to achieve your goals.

If the road is wide and smooth, easy to drive on with a car, or ride on with a bicycle, this is a beneficial sign about your ability to achieve these goals. If, on the other hand, the road is bumpy or in bad repair, or if it is only a rocky path, then this means that you have a hard time ahead trying to achieve the dream that you want to achieve.

This does not necessarily mean that you should give up on your dream; in fact, the innovators of the world are almost always the ones who take the rocky or bumpy road instead of the smooth one. But you will need to be prepared for hardship and ready to continue no matter what, or you will fail and be in a worse place than the place in which you started.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Afreen Khan on

    I saw a dream where I and Mom are walking on the road and the road is filled with dirt and trash.people had spit on the road which gave a really bad image on road.
    What does it mean?

  2. I had dream about walking in the night in a road (I’ve dreamed about it for 3 times), I’m alone, it feels like it’s dangerous to walk on the road at night but I know I can walk alone, I know that I can overcome it, I know that I can go home alone. But while walking on the road, I’ve seen some people I don’t know that is walking in the road too, they have their own fight, I got my own fight. Although the road feels dangerous to walk into, I knew deep down inside that I can go home. The road is highway. I’m not just walking, I also run a lil bit, walk again, and run again.

  3. I just had a dream yesterday that involved me and a younger version of an old buddy of mine walking on a familiar road to Greenville at night. There was a young boy who use to live in a project area in Williamston that I use to hangout with, but I have not seen him in a long time. We were trying to get to Greenville on a road I am familiar with, but it was late and very dark at night. We hurried past houses, trying not to be too loud or alert any animals that may be out and about too. Then we saw some people who were on the side of the road hanging out or chatting about something outside of their car. We slipped passed them without much notice or any concerns from them.

    Reaching a certain part of this long walk ahead of us, I decided that we would not go all the way to Greenville. My suggestion was that we stop at the next public spot and try to get a ride back home. Before that, I tried to flag down some passing vehicles with no luck. About a few paces later, it started to get lighter and more active at a mini-mart store across the street. People were out and about like their day was just getting started. I noticed soon after seeing them, a McDonald was shortly across from them. I believe we had a little money, so he needed to go to the bathroom and I thought about getting us something to eat while we wait for a ride.

    After that, the dream ended. I have no clue to what it truly meant or stood for. Even though I have been unemployed for a long time, not going to school, and trying to make something of myself on my solo path. Many dreams or visions come my way and I try to make sense of their interwoven meaning with some effectiveness. This is just something I wanted to share, so thanks for that.

  4. I’m currently making some life changing decisions in my life. Something happened last week and I had to postpone some important meetings. I dreamt of a highway that was closed due to an accident and I knew there was another road I could take but it would take me longer to reach my destination. I think my dream was just a validation that I will reach my goals, it might take longer but I can’t control everything (the accident blocking the highway).

  5. In my dream, i find myself in a desert where i am walking on a road ..the sun was shining too brightly.. can you interpret it?

  6. Your had a dream of crowd of people in the road, when I I started moving I ran with a speed and every one was paving way till I get to the end and I was asked to choose one out of two options. I cant really remember the options. Pls I need an interpretation.

  7. akanksha tomar on

    I always see a road in my dreams which is near to my house, once i saw i am riding on my scooty but the road was bumpy and under construction and then i left my scooty and started to walk on the road. Second i saw the same road again in my dream the road was really smooth but a small part of the road towards end was bumpy . In my waking life i am experiencing failure in my studies . Please help what does it signifies .

  8. 2 nights in a row I have dreamed of roads. In the first, I was driving along a short dirt road past a row of about 3-4 houses. The road was very straight and my house was at the end of it. My ex-husband was meant to be getting the children ready for school but he was driving off to work with his friends and they had to get themselves ready.
    The next night I dreamed I was driving along a motorway, there were not many other cars on the road but it was quite a winding road. It felt like a road I was familiar with, but not my usual route. I was having a lot of trouble on the road because alongside the road were giant colourful murals and the colours were blending in to the road and I couldn’t see which lane I was supposed to be in. I was feeling frustrated that this was a poorly designed road, till I realised that If I stared at the road, it was easy to see, but if I glanced up at the murals, that’s when everything became confusing.

  9. I had a dream where people heap mixed cements on the road so the road was some kind of bumpy because of the mixed cement that was heaped there so I decided to level it before it gets dried. And our Revd. was coming out from his house on seeing me he frown his face and ask me to clear it when it get dried I said OK though within me I knew I wasnt going to do that in that dream.

  10. I had a dream of me walking up and down these crazy pavement roads in a neighborhood there was a crack on the side of the road that just went all the way down to the middle of the eartth pretty much I dropped my phone down there in accident and I was at the top of this hill trying to go down it but it was so steep I just lyed in the road and was begging for someone to pick me up off the road

  11. There is a dream that I keep dreaming often lately. I am driving up a very steep road that is covered in ice and snow. The road is so steep that you could fall backwards or just slide right back down the hill. I am almost at the top but I am struggling to keep the car on the road and going forward. There is a lot of traffic behind me and no way to turn around. I feel in my dream that I cannot disappoint the people behind me and have to make it over the hill. I try and try to drive up the road, I am almost at the top but keep slipping. That’s when I wake up.

  12. How about you are a passenger in a car that is being driven by someone else, like a stadium worker or a tour guide. And when you come to a road that used to take you to your house, it is closed because of construction, and the new path is a VERY steep ramp that goes almost straight down the side of the existing road. Then, because of fear of taking that ramp, you instead ask the driver to go a different route, and he takes you towards a different route, that you don’t see, as the maij point of the dream seemed to be the decision to not take the extreme downslope.

  13. James Sandino on

    What about an empty road? That is constantly curving not bending or forking just a constant smooth

    • I had a dream like this last night. I picked up a lot of things in it. It was a very long empty road. No cars. Slight fear cars would be coming the other way cause my “ride” was a pallet dolly (which normally would be used to move larger items around a house without scratching the floor) Woods all around. Normal straight road, no bumps or holes, lots of hills, areas that were extreme narrow bends with small guardrail and cliff on one side. Colorful trees and farms in the distance for views on the cliff side, mountains in a distance for views on the other. There was a strong feeling of confidence pride and determination as i was “rolling” along. Although it was a pallet with wheels with no controls or steering wheel, i had total control by simply holding on to the sides and leaning one way or another, front or back for inclining and descending. Almost as if it was a sled on snow with such ease. My destination was meeting my boyfriend at the playground by the birch tree and i didn’t tell him i was going.. he was in his meeting… i just knew in my head he would know where to find me at “our spot” in this seemingly unexsisting place. There were firefighters on the playground working out and training on ropes and bars and a couple sitting by the tree eating lunch which i secretly did not approve of. That was “our spot”. The firefighters had an emergency call and left in a hurry with all their gear. I could sense my boyfriend was very close and now we had the space to ourselves so i was so excited to see him and that he knew where to find me.. but then i got a sudden feeling of worry that he would get there and be upset that i didn’t tell him i was going and left without him leaving him feeling abandoned… all this being said, in waking life my boyfriend is currently in an inpatient treatment for his alcoholism. He goes to AA meetings in treatment and i can’t call him or visit him for his 1month+ stay there. He can only call me and if i miss the call i may not get to talk to him again that day. Prior to our relationship I’ve always been a very strong independent self sufficient person.. and while i still have those traits i haven’t needed to fully embrace them in 3 years since I’ve been with him. He’s been my support and best friend that i WANT to include in my life events and daily routines. As for the birch tree.. we both have a love for nature and specifically admire birch trees. The smell. The look. The purposes. We also always talk about having a big open farm one day with all the animals.. and as for the mountains.. every fall (colorful trees in New England) we take a picture in one specfic spot that overlooks a ton of mountains. And now back to the the road. I think the road in my perspective is indicating this pre-predicted challenging path that im currently going down is actually much easier than anticipated because of my peace that i found within myself and the views are examples of balance a low and a high and staying neutral and in control on my own ride. I think in my case the road was empty because I’m on my own right now and this is my “road” that i have to travel in order to get to where i want to be and it’s going to have its scary challenging moments but if i stay in control of myself and don’t build my head up to the mountains or allow my self to hit a low of the cliff it will all work out and I’ll get there. The playground i think is representing my sometimes childish ways of beating around the bush asking a question to my boyfriend in fear of causing a trigger-thought for him to start drinking again but by not directly asking what i want to ask it comes across as interrogating with multiple small questions which counterproductively causes the triggers. So again in my perspective this specific dream might have one meaning online but everything kind of directly relates to my current waking life. Don’t listen to your head. Listen to your feelings. Both in waking an dream states. It will help you understand your dreams more clearly.

  14. ricardo d. zuniega jr. on

    hi, this is the story i just dream this morning
    I was with a company of friends and planning to have a brief meeting in somewhere else.One of my friends suggested that we will go somewhere over there. When we arrive at the place she was talking to it was a along the vacant road surrounded by a block of building where the resident are hostile. Few minutes later after sunsets we are running already knowing that the people residing at the buildings wants us dead.. they are bringing deadly weapons and the roads we are passing somewhat it was a narrow maze roads with high concrete fence . i was running and trying to hide from the people running after us.. few minutes from running and hiding they cornered me but still im trying to climb and jump in the concrete fence going inside a the block but still they run after me..yet still im trying to jump again outside just to escape.. that moment in my thought i decided to wake in this morning knowing that i was in a horrible dream..
    please let me know on how you can interpret my dream.. thank you

  15. I dreamed about me, my mom,and my sisters walking down a straight road,with no cars coming towards us,with a bunch of green grass,green leaves,and green trees.It was also a cloudy day,but with the sun somehow shining.We somehow reached another road,which led to an abandoned old building,but somehow another family was living in it,and they seemed in pretty good shape.When we left,we left the place,my mother clearly still upset,we went in search for a bathroom this time,we were just walking on grass,until we got into a driveway and saw a Inn,but didn’t even use the bathroom.

    What does this mean?

  16. last night i dreamed waiting for a taxi having two plastic bags but not sure what was inside maybe grocery i lost both plastic bags try to find them while still waiting for a taxi it didnt arrive and i saw myself with a lady i dont know waiting for a bus coz the taxi didnt arrive,all of a sudden i find myself in my village ,walking and trying to cross the road of which wasnt easy to cross because the road looked more like crooked if i may use that word the road was muddy with holes and the cars were also coming as i wanted to cross looked like there was no padestrian road or crossing there, it was a weird road but i ended up being able to cross

  17. it’s not exactly related to roads but when i was in middle school, i used to have this recurring dream in which i used to fall down on the road and saw the school bus coming at me and barely managed to dodge, just to have more of them coming at me over and over again and i just couldn’t get up. it was an exhausting dream. i never got hit though.
    i wonder if you could offer an insight.

  18. Shahil Satendra on


    I had a dream that I was travelling in a car. My brother in law was driving it. The road seemed to be in a bad state as if it was still under repair. As we go further, we see that the road is blocked by water. The water is rising and it comes up to the tyre of the car. My brother in law makes a u-turn and tries to go from there but the car starts skidding. The water keeps rising but finally we manage to get away from there.

    Can you please advise what this dream could mean?


  19. My road is smooth, has a large bend and is on stilts like a sky train track. Despite having a near semi-circle curve to it there are no Guard rails and in my dream I’m driving too fast to make the turn and fall off.

    I have had this symbol show up in my dreams three times now. The rest of the dreams are about being late for work. My job is a 15 minute walk away. I’m never late.

    • That is the same type dream I had I went off the curve I woke up suddenly not sure what it means
      Am I going to crash something comes to an end faster than what I thought

  20. Jennifer Mansay on

    I keep on dreaming the same road.
    there is a road that ia commonly take, and i use to walk there, and the other road is a quiet, less walked one. I took the less walked one. I always dram of this. I’m in a hirry, somewhat, escaping, or trying to catch a ride.

    this time, i help a little girl get to her place because it is along my way.

    i wonder what it means?

  21. I sow a mass grave, but in it was just a corpse and so many garments in it. All the Garments were clean and ironin. A lot of people were in that mass funeral. And the grave were in the middle of a green field. And i was standing there. I didn’t know anyone. After the funeral in the same place, up of the grave, came o big street. And the weather was nice but without sun.
    If anyone can give any interpretation i would appreciate it.

  22. In my dream , I was standing by a cross walk and there were a whole bunch of cars driving along the street really fast. And then I looked up and the light was green, and everyone was walking but the cars were still driving. I wasn’t moving forward just watching

  23. In my dream , I was standing by a cross walk and there were a whole bunch of cars driving along the street really fast. And then I looked up and the light was green, and everyone was walking bit the cats were still driving. I wasn’t moving forward just watching

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