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RL8. Width of Median

Definition:

Width from travel lane edge to travel lane edge of the portion of divided highway separating the road for traffic in opposing directions where the crash occurred. If a crash occurs at a mid-block section, the median width is based on the mid-block section. If the crash occurs at an intersection, the median width is based on the median widths at the intersection.

Source: Obtained by linking Crash Location (C5) to the Roadway Inventory data.

Element Attribute:
Width of Median
Rationale:

Important to monitor the need for medians to protect motorists from oncoming traffic.