U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
Definition: The width of the paved shoulder on the median (inner) side of the roadway on a divided roadway measured from the center of the edgeline outward. Note that information on type, width and paved width of non-median shoulders is included in section I.c.3. Shoulder Descriptors (See Element 47. Left Shoulder Type). If the roadway is divided AND inventoried in two directions, this is already captured under Element 49. Left Shoulder Paved Width.
See Figure 1c for additional detail.
HPMS/Tool Requirements: SafetyAnalyst (Optional)