A road classification system designates streets into different groups or classes according to the type of service each group is intended to provide.

The different road classifications are:

  1. expressway
  2. major arterial road
  3. minor arterial road
  4. collector road
  5. local road
  6. laneway

The road classification is a fundamental tool for urban development and road management. Grouping roads with similar functions can improve transportation planning, road infrastructure design and maintenance, and traffic and road operations.



View information on the Road Classification System or the Road Classification Maps & Indices.

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