Highway functional classification: concepts, criteria and procedures

Title: Highway functional classification: concepts, criteria and procedures
Author: FHWA
Publication Date: 2013
Dewey Decimal Number: 388.12
Call Record: DIGITAL      388.12  FHWA  2013

Title:

Highway Functional Classification: Concepts, Criteria and Procedures
Cover of Highway Functional Classification: Concepts, Criteria and Procedures

Accession Number:

01497280

Record Type:

Monograph

Abstract:

This guidance document provides recommended practices for assigning functional classifications and adjusting urban area boundaries concerning roadways that Federal, State and local transportation entities own and operate. Assigning functional classifications and adjusting urban area boundaries requires work elements common to many large-scale business enterprises: there are technical methods and tools to create an efficient and cost-effective end product; there are also procedural elements that require coordination and negotiation across agencies and individuals. This guidance document encompasses both of these elements. The concept of functional classification defines the role that a particular roadway segment plays in serving the flow of traffic through the network. Roadways are assigned to one of several possible functional classifications within a hierarchy according to the character of travel service each roadway provides. Planners and engineers use this hierarchy of roadways to properly channel transportation movements through a highway network efficiently and cost effectively.

Report/Paper Numbers:

FHWA-PL-13-026

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 United States

Pagination:

70p

Publication Date:

2013

Edition:

2013 Edition

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables

Uncontrolled Terms:

Subject Areas:

Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning
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