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Montana/Special roads/Main

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Forest Service Roads

When editing Forest Service Roads be sure to read the Waze wiki page first in order to follow naming convention. Listed below are references that are a good starting point



Dirt Roads 4x4

Montana follows the following functional classification for Gravel and Dirt Road /4x4 trails.

 Gravel Roads 
Functional Classification
Minor Arterial  Minor Highway 
Minor Collector  Primary Street 
Local/Not Mapped  Street 
USFS-level3a.jpg


 Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Functional Classification
Minor Arterial  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Minor Collector  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Local/Not Mapped  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
USFS-level2b.jpg

Images demonstrated above can not cover all scenarios for mapping maintenance level to Waze road type. These types of roads may undergo variation in quality over seasons additionally depending on the climate (rain/snow). Particularly, some gravel roads may have qualities that are closer to Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail than street. Editors with local experience or potential Street View images may help in this determination.


Driveways / Private Roads

Please follow the following guidelines for Private Driveways. Wiki standard can be found here. Driveways


Mapping rural diveways

  • If an address/location cannot be reasonably guided to without a private drive, it can be added.
  • Single house at the end of a 1mi (1609m) private drive, and that's the only house, it probably isn't needed.
  • If it's 5 houses at the end of a single shared 1/4mi (402m) long private drive, it probably is needed.
  • If it's a house at the end of a 500m (1640 ft) long private drive which is right up against another street from which you cannot access the address (stop point will be on the segment closest), then a private drive is probably needed. Per AlanOfTheBerg guidelines

Discussion can be found in the NW Montana section of the forums.