U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Definition: The width of the paved portion of left (outside) shoulder measured from the center of the edgeline outward. Do not include parking or bicycle lanes in the paved shoulder width measurement; code the predominant width where it changes back and forth along the roadway section. Include gutter pans on outside of shoulder in paved shoulder width.
See Figures 1a–1c depending on number of lanes and direction of inventory.
HPMS/Tool Requirements: HSM/IHSDM (Required)