A man is stopping by a police box for directions.
They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, right?
Drive down this road for about twenty minutes and you’ll come to the place where an unidentified creature was spotted.
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
Don't confuse this with the word 〜道, though. This one doesn't have a 〜 at the beginning, meaning it's not attached to other words. This word is just plain old road. It has its own meaning!
Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it should use the kun'yomi reading. When learning the kanji, you didn't learn that reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you with this word:
You're walking down the road. On the road, you bump into your friend, Mitch (みち). Imagine saying hello, then continuing down the road. What's weird is you're both walking down a paved road with cars on it. Seems dangerous, but you and Mitch, you know what you're doing.
If you don't know anyone named Mitch, think of a famous Mitch or a Mitch you've made up.