A UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR COUNTY ROAD IDENTIFICATION AND RURAL HOUSE NUMBERING

A STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED SYSTEM FOR COUNTY ROAD IDENTIFICATION AND RURAL HOUSE NUMBERING. BENEFITS FROM SUCH A SYSTEM INCLUDE REDUCING THE CONFUSION AND DELAYS IN TRAVEL ON RURAL ROADS BY TOURISTS AND ENABLING PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO REACH THE SCENES OF FIRES, ACCIDENTS, CRIMINAL ACTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES MORE READILY. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM DIVIDES EACH COUNTY INTO FOUR QUADRANTS BY USING A NORTH-SOUTH COUNTY MERIDIAN LINE AND AN EAST-WEST COUNTY BASE LINE. COUNTY ROADS ARE THEN IDENTIFIED BY COMPASS DIRECTION AND DISTANCE FROM THE BASE AND MERIDIANS LINES. A HOUSE NUMBER IS THE COMBINATION OF A ROAD NUMBER PLUS THE DISTANCE OF THE ENTRANCE FROM THE REFERENCE AXIS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Ihr-78
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kriege, O W
  • Publication Date: 1968-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1994 12:00AM