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Traffic lanes (Pmrcpm)

Definition
Portions of a highway, including shoulders, for vehicular use. A divided highway has two or more roadways. Also, in construction specifications, the portions of a highway within limits of construction. Or, the portions of roadway for the movement of vehicles, exclusive of shoulders. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Carriageways
Roadway
Traveled way
Broader Term
Parts of roads (Pmrcp)
Narrower Terms
Approach lanes (Pmrcpma)
Auxiliary lanes (Pmrcpmb)
Bicycle lanes (Pmrcpmc)
General purpose lanes (Pmrcpmd)
Climbing lanes (Pmrcpme)
Contraflow lanes (Pmrcpmg)
Downgrade lanes (Pmrcpmh)
Express lanes (Pmrcpmi)
High occupancy vehicle lanes (Pmrcpmj)
Lane drops (Pmrcpmk)
Managed lanes (Pmrcpml)
Median lanes (Pmrcpmm)
Reversible traffic lanes (Pmrcpmr)
Speed change lanes (Pmrcpmt)
Truck lanes (Pmrcpmv)
Turning lanes (Pmrcpmx)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Barriers (Roads) (Pmrcpb)
Curbs (Pmrcpc)
Interchanges and intersections (Pmrcpj)
Pavements (Pmrcpp)
Roadside (Pmrcpr)
Road shoulders (Pmrcps)
Weaving sections (Pmrcpw)