Impact of the New Context Functional Classifications

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 the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet practices and recommend KYTC-specific uses for the new classifications.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $250000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-629

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Catchings, Rachel

    • Start Date: 20100701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781439
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-629
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM