Highway Curves and Driver Safety

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Highway curves are designed so that safety and comfort of the driver is maintained. There is a gradual change from a tangent to the start of a circular curve.

The outer edge is raised first until the outer half of the cross section is level with the crown (point B). Then, the outer edge is raised farther until the cross section is straight (point C). From there on, the entire cross section is rotated until the full super- elevation is attained (point E).

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Superelevated roads are typically employed on curves of rural highways and urban freeways. Rarely you will see them on local streets in residential, commercial, or industrial areas.

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  • ahmed October 12, 2009 at 2:26 am

    thank you about this important information

  • premkumar.A November 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I need to know how design the rural and Highway roads. i need to know the calculation and procedure from A to Z of Design. I need detailed design model.

  • AJAY K. ROKDE October 8, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I need to know design of highway on which curve like a ,b,c,d,e,f or any other how and why

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