Term Details

Display Hierarchical | Alphabetical | KWOC | KWIC


Top Terms > Facilities > Transportation, hydraulic and utility facilities > Highway facilities > Roads > Parts of roads > Road shoulders

Find related records

Search with TRT term only:

TRB Publications Index
Research in Progress
TRID

Expanded search with
narrower TRT terms:

TRB Publications Index
Research in Progress
TRID

Road shoulders (Pmrcps)

Definition
Portions of the roadway contiguous with the traveled way primarily for accommodation of stopped vehicles for emergency use, and for lateral support of base and surface course. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Shoulders (Roads)
Verge
Broader Term
Parts of roads (Pmrcp)
Narrower Terms
Paved shoulders (Pmrcpsp)
Dropoffs (Pavements) (Pmrcpsw)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Barriers (Roads) (Pmrcpb)
Curbs (Pmrcpc)
Interchanges and intersections (Pmrcpj)
Traffic lanes (Pmrcpm)
Pavements (Pmrcpp)
Roadside (Pmrcpr)
Weaving sections (Pmrcpw)
Related Terms (Associative)
Backslopes (Vgfhsb)
Foreslopes (Vgfhsf)