Table 3.2. Runways.
Selected transverse grade is to remain constant
for length and width of runway, except at or
adjacent to runway intersections where
pavement surfaces must be warped to match
Paved Portion of Shoulder.
grade of paved
Slope downward from runway pavement.
Unpaved Portion of Shoulder.
(a) 40 mm [1-1/2"] drop off
at edge of paved shoulder
Slope downward from shoulder pavement.
(b) 5% slope first 3 m [10 ft]
For additional information, see Figure 3.1.
from paved shoulder and
edge of runway without
(c) beyond 3 m [10 ft] from
paved shoulder and edge of
runway without paved
shoulder - 2% min, 4% max.
Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
The runway lateral clearance zone's lateral
limits coincide with the limits of the primary
surface. The ends of the lateral clearance zone
coincide with the runway ends. The ground
surface within this area must be clear of fixed
or mobile objects, and graded to the
requirements of Table 3.2, items 13 and 14.
The zone width is measured perpendicularly
from the centerline of the runway and begins at
the runway centerline.
natural features such as buildings, trees, rocks,
terrain irregularities and any other features
constituting possible hazards to moving
aircraft. Navigational aids and meteorological