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Model Inventory of Roadway Elements – MIRE, Version 1.0

187. Ramp Length

Definition: Length of ramp. In the case of ramp connecting to an at-grade intersection, this would be measured from painted nose of gore to intersection curb line. In the case of ramp connecting to another ramp or a freeway, this would be measured from painted nose of gore to painted nose of gore.

Attributes: Feet

See Figure 19 for additional detail.

Priority: Critical

HPMS/Tool Requirements: SafetyAnalyst (Required)

Illustration shows two types of ramps: one is a curved ramp connecting two freeway segments. An arrow indicates that the ramp length is measured between to painted noses of the gore area. The second is a straight ramp connecting a two lane road with a freeway. An arrow indicates that the length is measured from the curb line of the two-lane roadway to the painted nose of the gore area between the freeway mainline and the ramp.

Figure 19. Illustration of Ramp Length for Freeway and Intersection Ramp Connections.

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