ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION OF A METHOD OF ROAD AND STREET CLASSIFICATION

A METHOD OF RURAL ROAD CLASSIFICATION FOUNDED ON THE FUNCTIONAL CONCEPT OF HIGHWAY SERVICE AND OPERATION HAS BEEN USED FOR CLASSIFICATION PURPOSES FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS. IT WAS FOUND THAT ALL THE POPULATED PLACES IN THE STATE COULD BE PUT INTO FIVE CLASSES OF DIFFERENT IMPORTANCE AND THAT THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONNECTING ROADS DEPENDED ON THE CLASSIFIED IMPORTANCE OF THE PRINCIPAL PLACES CONNECTED. IN 1951 THE METHOD WAS ADOPTED FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MICHIGAN'S NEW HIGHWAY LEGISLATION. COUNTY PRIMARY ROAD AND CITY AND VILLAGE MAJOR STREET SYSTEMS WERE ESTABLISHED IN EACH COUNTY, CITY AND VILLAGE. THE MILEAGE OF THESE SYSTEMS IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS IN THE ALLOCATION TO AND USE BY LOCAL GOVERNEMNTS OF STATE MOTOR VEHICLE FUNDS. SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE CONSIDERABLE ADVANTAGES TO AN EXTENDED SYSTEM. THE EXTENT OF THE PRINCIPAL ROAD AND STREET SYSTEMS HAS BEEN LIMITED THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES, GUIDING FACTORS, AND GOOD INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM