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[soo-per-el-uh-vey-tid] /ˌsu pərˈɛl əˌveɪ tɪd/
adjective, Civil Engineering
(of a curve in a road, railroad track, etc.) banked.
Origin of superelevated Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The photo shows how the roadway is banked, or superelevated.
  • Mitigate cross-slope break on the high side of superelevated curves.
  • In a fully superelevated section, the entire roadway is banked to slope in one direction.
  • Truck-climbing lanes and auxiliary lanes are to be superelevated at the same rate as the adjacent through lanes.
  • On superelevated track, the track centerline remains perpendicular to a plane across the top of rails.
  • On superelevated curves, begin rolling at the low side and progress to the high side.
  • Pavement cross slope information shall be included in superelevated curves.
  • Shoulder on the high side of a superelevated section should be designed to drain away from the adjacent traffic lanes.
  • Generally, roughness is more prevalent in transitions and superelevated portions of a horizontal curve than on tangents.
  • Bearing bed reinforcement spacing in superelevated abutment walls requires additional planning.

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