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17:42 Nov 7, 2008
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Russian to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / road construction
Russian term or phrase:Укрепленные полосы обочин
Укрепленные полосы обочин и у разделительной полосы должны иметь такие же показатель ровности и коэффициент сцепления, как и проезжая часть
Остальную часть обочин следует укреплять в зависимости от местных условий: засевом трав, россыпью щебня, гравия, шлака и других доступных местных крупнозернистых материалов. Всё-таки hard shoulder I think...russian style..http://www.rmnt.ru/docs/cat_vsn/26362.print5.htm
4.2.157. На магистралях III категории обочины должны быть укреплены на ширину не менее 0, 75 м, а на магистралях категорий IVА и IV Б при корытном поперечном профиле - на ширину не менее 0, 5 м от кромки проезжей части.
Укрепленные обочины might be "reinforced shoulders" but "Укрепленные полосы обочин" sounded to me like strips or bands of reinforcement on the shoulder (like what we call curbs in the US).
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Reinforced hard shoulders
Explanation: I'm pretty sure this is what it would be in UK English, but I'm not sure if it's the same in US English.
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 16:39 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 599
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Asker: I settled on "paved parts of the shoulder," as a hard shoulder does not necessarily imply paved and it was clear in my text that these areas had a layer of asphalt on them.
Here's what I found on Wikipedia:
The shoulder is usually slightly narrower than a full traffic lane. In some cases, particularly on old rural roadways, shoulders do not exist or are made of gravel rather than hard asphalt or concrete. These are known as soft shoulders in comparison. Because the road surface changes at that point, they are less safe if they need to be used for emergency maneuvers, so modern practice is to build a hard shoulder whenever possible. To save money, the hard shoulder is sometimes not paved to the same thickness as the through lanes, so if vehicles were to attempt to use it as a through lane regularly, it would rapidly deteriorate.