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Road shoulders (Pmrcps)

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)
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Shoulders (Roads)
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)