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Curbs and Sidewalks

Curbs and Sidewalks are generated from either the Roadway Edge (CE) strings or the Shoulder Edge (ES) strings. Before curbs and sidewalks can be designed, the roadway superelevation must be applied.

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Before starting the wizard, it is advisable to open a journal file to capture the MX commands used to create the curb and sidewalks. This file (with some editing) can be run to reproduce this portion of the design without having to use this wizard again.

Creating Curbs and Sidewalks

From the MX Menu bar, select Design > Road Design > Kerbs Verges and Footways...

road design: reference details dialog box

From the Reference Details panel, supply the Design Model and the Reference String Name. The Next button will advance to the Road Profile panel.

road design: road profile dialog box

From the bottom of the Road Profile panel, insure the Path is set to "Public Styles".

Select a curb strategy by clicking on one of the displayed templates. A curb strategy may also be selected from one of the available Descriptions, or one of the available File Names found on the bottom of this panel.

The "NH" templates have been created to design manual standards. These templates are intended to be used with Roadway Edge (CE) strings. The "ES" versions are intended to be used with Shoulder Edge (ES) strings. These templates have been designed to eliminate coincident strings at the pavement edges. Besides having less design strings to manage, future edits made with the Cross Sectional Editor will be less painful.

If curbs are to be generated from shoulder strings, then be sure that the shoulders adhere to the curbed shoulder standard, refer to Shoulder Design in MX for the design of shoulders in curbed regions.

Specify which Side of road is to receive this curb application. The Next button will advance to the Edge Strings panel.

road design: edge strings dialog box

Specify the edge(s) of pavement from which the curbs are to be generated from. MX will seed the design's Roadway Edge (CE) strings by default. The Next button will advance to the Start and End panel.

road design: start and end dialog box

Specify the Start and End station (Chainage) of this curb/sidewalk application. The Next button will generate the strings described in the selected template and advance to the Create Another Length panel.

road design: create another length dialog box

From this point, one may create another length with a different template, create another length with the same template, or Finish to exit the wizard.

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