Road classification update

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Re: Road classification update

Postby trukkurt » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:39 pm

I'm plugging away at Muskegon Co NFC matchup and also upping editing ranks on mH and MH around there to 2 (the highest I can right now) because another editor recently undid some of my FC edits there.

lelehman has Barry Co matched up to NFC pretty well. BTW, that's where she and I "met". ;)
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Re: Road classification update

Postby SuperMari0O » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:16 am

Marquette, Delta, Schoolcraft, Alger counties are complete.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby SuperMari0O » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:16 am

Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Dickinson, Menominee counties complete.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby SuperMari0O » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:09 am

Gogebic, Ontonagon, and Iron counties are complete. I am working my way east through the U.P.
Holy wah do I have quite the job ahead of me.
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Road classification update

Postby SkiDooGuy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:23 pm

Wayne is completed. All of my rights across the rest of the state are expiring. But I'll try to clean up what is left if Livingston and surrounding.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby sketch » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:03 pm

We'd been doing that sort of along the course of the conversation, or really, davielde was doing his area and I was filling in the blanks from there--but then finals season started, and the day after that was done my computer was stolen.. I think I finished Macomb and did all of the principal arterials and most of the other arterials in Wayne, but have been filling in the collectors and whichever arterials I may have missed in my first run-through. I know I did downtown (between 75, 375, and the Lodge), not sure exactly what else. I believe davielde's area is at least the southern half of Oakland and some of the Downriver communities.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby sketch » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:56 pm

Looks like it, yep. The federal standards say "other freeway or expressway" for the "purple" class, but glancing at the MDOT maps, it appears they have chosen not to use this class for partially-limited-access "expressways" like M-53 between 27 and 34.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby sketch » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:25 pm

davielde wrote:It looks like the Michigan NFC maps have been updated today to "v13". The urban/rural distinction is now clearer, but the colors changed, so be careful. Particularly with regard to the brown "minor arterial" versus grey local roads, I find it almost impossible to distinguish unless highly zoomed in. Green has now changed to minor collector instead of minor arterial. On a good note, the higher available resolution when zoomed in is a bonus.

That's irritating. I had been using the urban/urbanized area maps from the dropdown, rather than the county maps, because they didn't include local roads, so they were easier to read and didn't bog my system down so badly.
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Re: Road classification update

Postby sketch » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:11 pm

Beautifully put. In fact, that same "drop down to Minor for slow, narrow portions in towns" was exactly the problem with US-31 that sparked the last couple months' conversation on this very issue, and the proposal I'm working up (slowly, I admit).
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Re: Road classification update

Postby sketch » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:57 pm

US-31 is an extreme example, of course, but that doesn't make it such that no other route can be a principal arterial. For the specific reasons for its classification, you'd have to ask the FHWA (although I'm pretty sure population served is the answer), but it looks pretty obvious to me by zooming out on the map.

Maple Rd best serves east-west travel along that corridor. Quarton is discontinuous and winding; there is a break in 14 Mile; Lone Pine doesn't cover the same distance. There's no need for someone at Maple and Dequindre to go all the way to either 12 Mile or Long Lake to get to 96. At the same time, it should be considered as an alternative to Long Lake for someone going from, say, Long Lake and Mound to Wixom, if there's traffic on Long Lake. Waze will more readily look at alternatives that are of a higher type.
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