East-West Gateway is responsible for maintaining and updating the region's Roadway Functional Classification System mandated under federal law. Roadways are classified
according to their urban or rural setting and the type of service they provide based on considerations such as: connectivity, mobility, accessibility, vehicle miles traveled, average annual daily
traffic, and abutting land use. The purpose of roadway functional classification is to describe how travel is channelized through our roadway network and to determine project eligibility for
inclusion in the Long Range Plan and short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
A roadway must already be classified at minimum as a planned or existing Minor Collector in an urban area or Major Collector in a rural area in order to be eligible for federal funds. The following table shows the roadway functional class hierarchy. For more detailed information on functional class criteria and characteristics please see FHWA Functional Classification Guidelines: Concepts, Criteria and
Procedures. EWG has completed a local functional class procedure manual based on FHWA guidlines.