SPR 22-629 Impact of the New Context Classifications

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Description

PROBLEM STATEMENT Transportation agencies are adopting a new context classification system that offers better indicators of mobility and access while considering modes of travel and users. The expanded system was introduced in AASHTO’s Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets 7th Edition (Green Book) and will guide design through the upcoming 8th Edition. Context classification helps agencies plan and design context-adapted roadways that accommodate a wide range of users. All aspects of project development at KYTC will be affected as it implements context classification. This project will document the impacts of context classification on KYTC practices and recommend KYTC-specific uses for the new classifications. OBJECTIVES • Review ongoing and prior research • Examine other state DOT strategies KYTC can leverage • Evaluate opportunities for KYTC to transition from functional classifications to context classification • Review national guidance to identify data required for context classification
StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/1/216/30/24

Funding

  • KY Transportation Cabinet

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