Our office has not developed a timetable for completing the functional
reclassification. But now that the maps are available states should
begin working on it.
We do not intend to modify the Census boundaries. However, states and
locals could propose smoothing the boundaries (provided that it includes
everything that Census has included).
We also provided some flexibility in our Addendum to the Functional
Classification Manual to allow states to make the urban rural changes at
the nearest logical point (road intersection) rather than between
>> millef1(a)mail.modot.state.mo.us 05/14/02
Now that we have new urbanized boundaries, does FHWA have a timetable
updating functional classification of roadways? Beyond the shift of the
arterials between urban and rural, we have rural minor collectors that
to be reclassified as an urban collector (and urban collector could
easily be a
rural major collector).
Will FHWA modify the census definition of urban for functional
I haven't seen a map or our areas yet, but I'm guessing there will be
with the urban-rural boundary split down the middle of the road. There
areas with a very urban character that will likely be designated rural
there is no population density.
Missouri Department of Transportation - District 8