Minimum Road Standards

All streets and roads to be accepted by the Town of Paris shall meet the following minimum criteria:

PAVED ROADS

ITEM

STANDARD

Widths

Right of Way 46 feet
Traveled Way 20 feet
Shoulders 2 feet

Base

Sub-Base Gravel 18 inches, placed in two – 9 inch lifts and compacted – MDOT Specification 703.06(b) Type D
“Base” Gravel as Needed

Surface

Surface Type 2 inches bituminous concrete

Pavement Geometry

Crown Using “cross-slope” of ¬ inch per foot of paved lane width (2%)
Shoulder Drop 1inch to 1-1/2 inches for 2 foot shoulder; 2 to 3 inches for 4 foot shoulder
Super Elevation 1inch per foot of road width (maximum)
Maximum Grade 10%
Minimum center line radii on curve 200 feet
Drainage The street or road shall have an engineered drainage plan such that the street or road is provided with adequate drainage facilities to provide for the removal of storm water to prevent flooding of the road surface and adjacent surfaces.
Culvert Size (if used) Driveways – 15 inches
Roadway – 18 inches
(minimums)
Ditches (if used) 12 inches below subbase
The burden of construction standards proof shall be borne by the applicant.

UNPAVED ROADS

ITEM

STANDARD

Widths

Right of Way 46 feet
Traveled Way 20 feet
Shoulders 2 feet

Base

Sub-Base Gravel 18 inches, placed in two – 9 inch lifts and compacted – MDOT Specification 703.06(b) Type D
“Base” Gravel See surface type
Surface
Surface Type  3 to 4 inches of crushed surface gravel – compacted – MDOT Specification 703.06(a) Type A

Pavement Geometry

Crown Using “cross-slope” of « inch per foot of width (4%)
Using”cross-slope” of _ inch per foot of width (6%)
Shoulder Drop 1-1/2 to 2 inches for 2 foot shoulder; 3 to 4 inches for 4                                     foot shoulder
Super Elevation 1 inch per foot of road width
(maximum)
Maximum Grade 10%
Minimum center line radii on curve 200 feet
Drainage The street or road shall have an engineered drainage plan such that the street or road is provided with adequate drainage facilities to provide for the removal of storm water to prevent flooding of the road surface and adjacent surfaces.
Culvert Size (if used) Driveways – 15 inches
Roadway – 18 inches
(minimums)
Ditches (if used) 12 inches below subbase
The burden of construction standards proof shall be borne by the applicant.