Functional classification is the "process by which streets and highways are grouped into classes, or systems, according to the character of service they are intended to provide." In basic terms, a road can be functionally classified as:
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is responsible for designing, constructing, and maintaining many of these roads to ensure safe and efficient travel. To fulfill that responsibility, ADOT&PF must review and update the functional classification of all public roads, including those in your community. To learn more about Functional Classification see our additional resources:
For other maps related to Functional Classification as well as information about the 2011 Statewide Functional Classification Update Project visit the Maps & Documents page.
To find specific Functional Class information on all roads within the DOT&PF network, please visit our Functional Class GIS Map.
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