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As defined in the Right-of-Way Improvements Manual (ROWIM), curb means a physical curb constructed from cement concrete, asphalt concrete, or granite. Curb cut means a depression in the curb for the purpose of accommodating a driveway, which provides vehicular access between private property and the street or easement. Where there is no curb, the point at which the driveway meets the roadway pavement shall be considered the curb cut.

Curb line means the edge of a roadway, whether marked by a curb or not. When there is not a curb, the curb line shall be established by the Director of Transportation.

Curbs are a significant component of the right-of-way. They provide multiple functions including delineating the space between the roadway and streetscape and channeling surface water into drainage inlets.


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