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Functional Classification

The Highway Functional Classification System defines the role a roadway plays in the overall road network. Each roadway is classified in two ways. First by whether it is ‘urban’ or ‘rural’ as defined by Rhode Island’s Transportation Urban Rural Boundary map, and second by its function within the network.



RI to Waze FC conversion

We are utilizing the Federal Functional Classification system, because it matches up with other states.

Resource Links


RI DOT Class & Color Description
GIS Legend

The Color/Classification Legend can be found on each of the Municipality FC maps provided by the state. The legend shows what classifications MassDOT uses and what color is assigned to each class.

Please refer to the GIS FC map found here, on the massDOT FC Maps webpage.

MassDOT to Waze conversion table

The numbers correspond to the Federal FC type indicated. (e.g. Federal Class 4 road is a Minor Arterial)

Highway Systems
Interstate US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP Locally-maintained
example>>>>> I-95 N US-2 US-460 Business SR-27 (SR-27A) SR-400 Loop Robertson St
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  Interstate   Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Other Freeways and Expys  n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
  Principal Arterial  n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
  Minor Arterial  n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Minor 
  Major Collector  n/a  Major   Major   Minor   PS   PS 
  Minor Collector  n/a  Major   Major   Minor   PS   PS 
  Local  n/a  Major   Major   Minor   PS   Street