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Model Inventory of Roadway Elements – MIRE, Version 1.0

130. Intersection/Junction Offset Distance

Definition: Offset distance between the centerlines of the intersecting legs (minor road) at the intersection. When the intersection legs are not offset, the value of this data item should be zero.

Attributes: Numeric (Note that "zero" should be entered if crossing road centerlines are not offset).

See Figure 8 for additional detail.

Priority: Critical

HPMS/Tool Requirements: SafetyAnalyst (Optional)

Illustration shows a horizontal two-lane roadway that is intersected at right angles on opposite sides by two other two-lane road segments. An arrow indicates that the distance between the centerlines of these intersecting vertical roadways is the offset distance.

Figure 8. Illustration of Intersection/Junction Offset Distance.

Page last modified on October 15, 2014.
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