Mileage and Travel - Terminology
- Route Classification - Priority ranking for highways in Kansas.
- A - Interstate Highways, including the Kansas Turnpike
- B - Routes that serve as the most important statewide and inter-state corridors for travel. The routes serve distinct trip movements since they are widely spaced throughout the State. On major sections of the routes traffic volumes are relatively constant. A significant number of out-of-state vehicles use Class B, and trips are typically very long.
- C - Defined as arterials, these routes are closely integrated with Class A and B routes in service to all parts of the State. Major locations that are not on an A or B are connected to them by a C route. Average trip lengths are typically long.
- D - These routes provide access to arterials and serve small urban areas not on a higher-class route. These routes are important for inter-county travel.
- E - Primarily for local travel, these routes typically carry short trips. Class E routes are used to connect rural residents with other routes or to provide access to small towns in the area.
- Corporate - within city limits
- Non-Corporate - outside city limits
- Functional Classification
- grouping of streets and highways according to the character of service.
- Arterials - routes supporting high-speed, long-distance travel with few
intersections and access points.
- Principal Arterial - routes providing a high degree of mobility, long distance travel and limited access
- Interstate - Code 1 Freeways designated as Interstate by AASHTO
- Freeway - Code 2 divided route with interchanges
- Expressway - Code 2 divided route with surface intersections
- Other - Code 3 Major inter-regional routes
- Minor Arterial -Code 4 routes that augment and interconnect the Principal Arterial system and provide medium distance travel corridors
- Collector - route supporting moderate speeds for shorter travel
distances with street intersections and some driveway access points.
- Major Collector -Code 5 support inter-county or intra-urban trips, with limited driveways and signalized intersections
- Minor Collector -Code 6 support intra-county and urban regional trips
- Local - Code 7 route for low-speed local travel providing access to homes,
farms and businesses.
- Rural - places with population less than 5,000.
- Urban - places with population 5,000 or greater.
- Small Urban - places with population between 5,000 and 50,000
- Small Urbanized - places with population between 50,000 and 200,000
- Large Urbanized - places with population over 200,000
- SHS - State Highway System. Interstate, US and Kansas routes, excluding the KTA and portions inside of city limits.
- KTA - The Kansas Turnpike Authority, or roads under KTA management. Includes portions of I-70, I-35, I-135, I-470 and the entire length of I-335.
- CCL - City Connecting Links.
Interstate, US and Kansas routes within city limits.
- NHS - National Highway System. Federal designation of the most important national roads.
- MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.
This is the name of the most recent Federal highway bill, passed on July 6, 2012
and taking effect on October 1.
- DVMT - Daily Vehicle-Miles of Travel, a measure of road usage
representing the number of road users and how far they travel.