Functional Classification Update
|MIC staff is working closely with MnDOT and local jurisdictions to conduct a complete review of the Functional Classification system within the Minnesota section of the MIC Planning Area. Functional classification is the grouping of streets and highways into classes or systems according to the character of service they are intended to provide. This classification system is also a factor in distributing state and federal funds to local jurisdictions. In July 2005 MnDOT initiated a statewide update of the functional classisfication system to correct discontinuities in the network and to resolve conflicts between jurisdictions (i.e., cities and counties) over the appropriate classification of some roadways.|
|MIC staff has verified the correct functional classification of the MIC area and has updated the classification in a Geographic Information Systems shapefile. A base roadway map has also been updated to include new roads and clean up roadway segments that were incorrectly represented. |
In December 2006, a number of additional changes were made to the functional classification system at the request of St. Louis County and MnDOT District One. For the most part, the changes to the functional classification system were made to county routes in the surrounding townships.
In January 2007, the TAC and MIC approved the changes as recommended by MIC staff, MnDOT and St. Louis County and the updated functional classification map was sent to MnDOT Central Office for review and approval.
|For More Information
|Contact MIC GIS Specialist Kody Thurnau by phone at (218) 529-7515 or by e-mail.|
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|We Need Your Input!
The MIC has prepared a Draft Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Area for the next twenty five years.
You are invited to give input and learn about transportation trends, priorities and planned projects for Duluth, Superior, Hermantown, Proctor and area townships.
Public comments are being taken from September 1 through September 30, 2014 on the planís content and the proposed projects.
Three public meetings will be held, on:
Thursday, September 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Superior Public Library
Thursday, September 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at ARDC (Arrowhead Regional Development Commission) in Downtown Duluth.
Monday, September 29th,
from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Duluth Transit Center.
Questions and comments can also be directed to MIC Planner James Gittemeier by phone at (218) 529-7556 or by e-mail.
|Current Planning Initiatives
4th Street Construction Project
Duluth-Superior Port Land Use Plan
Northwest Douglas County Freight Movement Study
Duluth 6th Avenue East Traffic Study
|Recent Plans and Studies