I have a grid system in the attached picture. These are parcels of land. The whole system is divided evenly and consistently thought the whole grid. The screen shot I have taken is the upper right corner. After every 4 parcels across the top and every 8 parcels along the sides, you will see a gap. This gap is a Road Allowance right-of-way. Only the parcels are features. The road allowance is empty space (i.e. it is not a feature) I want to label this road allowance somehow. I'm wondering if this is possible? I thought about adding a feature to the attribute table and tracing the road allowance, but that isn't allowed. I also want vertical road allowances to have a vertical label and horizontal road allowances to have a horizontal label. if anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear it.
I am curious as to what you mean when you say that creating features as the roads in the grid layer is 'not allowed'. I basically just used test data on my end and completed the exact workflow you mentioned and have the desired output. Could you elaborate more on why it is 'not allowed'?