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:
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