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Lane Mile,,,,, How wide is a LANE MILE?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lee157, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. lee157

    lee157 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    OK I have looked but found nothing,,,,

    I know a lane mile is 1 lane 1 mile long but what is the designated figure for how wide it is??

    This makes a BIG BIG difference in figuring square footage.

    A lane mile is 5280' X ????????

    Help me PLEASE!!!


  2. pools&plowingct

    pools&plowingct Member
    Messages: 73

    i think the width of a lane is 10 or 12 ft
  3. lee157

    lee157 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Well thats what I was thinking too but here is how that works,,,

    52,580 sq ft


    63,360 sq ft

    There HAS to be a true industry standard someplace or all application rates would NOT be compareable.

    One company could say "our product will do 1 mile per unit" and the next company says theirs will do 1.5 mile per same unit but the first company may be saying 12' wide while the second may be sneaky in using an 8' lane as a calculation.

    There has to be a true definition someplace.
  4. lee157

    lee157 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    by The Way,,,

    the above 1 mile @ 12' is the SAME as 1.5 mile @ 8'

    They are equal
  5. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yes, it is 12 ft. There are 5280 ft. in a U.S mile, so this amounts to the equivalent of 63,360 sq. ft. (1.45 acres). Now, there is ALSO what is known as the term "Survey ft.", but that is the same distance, just uses two decimal points with it.