Now that we have new urbanized boundaries, does FHWA have a timetable for
updating functional classification of roadways? Beyond the shift of the
arterials between urban and rural, we have rural minor collectors that may need
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 classifications?
I haven't seen a map or our areas yet, but I'm guessing there will be roadways
with the urban-rural boundary split down the middle of the road. There are also
areas with a very urban character that will likely be designated rural because
there is no population density.
Missouri Department of Transportation - District 8
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