Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 204.02 - Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) "Average daily traffic" or "ADT" means the total traffic volume during a stated period divided by the number of days in that stated period; unless otherwise specified, the stated period is one year.
(2) "Bridge rehabilitation" means the preservation or restoration of the structural integrity of an existing bridge as well as work to correct safety defects.
(3) "Bridge replacement" means building a new bridge to replace an existing bridge.
(4) "Design speed" means the maximum safe speed that can be maintained over a specified section of a highway when conditions are so favorable that the design features of the highway govern.
(5) "Improvement" means a town road construction project with a projected design life of at least 10 years.
(6) "Improvement level" means the type of construction improvement. It can range from resurfacing to complete reconstruction of a town road.
(7) "Load posted" means the placement of regulatory signs at a bridge indicating the safe load carrying capacity of the bridge.
(8) "Recondition" means work in addition to resurfacing, and includes pavement widening, shoulder paving, and improvement of an isolated grade, curve, intersection or correction of a sight distance problem to improve safety.
(9) "Reconstruction" means total rebuilding of an existing town road to improve maintainability, safety, geometrics and traffic service.
(10) "Resurfacing" means placing a new surface, exclusive of seal coating, on an existing roadway to provide a better all weather surface, a better riding surface, and to extend or renew the pavement life.
(11) "Roadway" means the portion of a highway, including shoulders, for vehicular use.
(12) "Shoulder" means the portion of a roadway that is contiguous to the traveled way and is used primarily for vehicular stopping in an emergency.
(13) "Traveled way" means the portion of the roadway designed for movement of vehicles exclusive of the shoulders.
(14) "Usable bridge width" means the clear width between curbs or rails, whichever is less.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 204.02
Cr. Register, September, 1992, No. 441, eff. 10-1-92.

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