Federal Functional Classification Change - June
Two roadways have a proposed change to its federal functional classifications. The Federal Functional Classification System designates Federal Aid Highways, which are eligible for federal funding. The functional classification should match how the roadway is currently used. Roadways must have a minimum classification of Collector to be eligible for federal funding.
The following information is a summary of the submitted application materials.
MoDOT Southwest District has requested the following changes to the federal functional classification system. The application is included.
1. Central Street, from National to dead end at roundabout
Current Functional Classification – Major Collector
Requested Functional Classification – Local
Major Thoroughfare Plan – Major Collector, OTO staff working to revise classifications in this area.
Reasoning – Central Street was closed east of Sherman Avenue, so is no longer a through street. Pythian street now accommodates east-west through traffic.
2. Pythian Street, from N Sherman Avenue to National Avenue.
Current Functional Classification – Local
Requested Functional Classification – Major Collector
Major Thoroughfare Plan – Local, OTO staff working to revise classifications in this area.
Reasoning – Previously, Pythian Street ended with a cul de sac before Sherman Avenue, and Central Street was the east-west Major Collector in this area. Recently, Pythian Street was extended to Sherman Avenue and Central Street was closed at Sherman Avenue, making Pythian Street the new east-west through street in this area.
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The public comment period will end at noon on June 20, 2019. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Amendment at their June 20, 2019 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Amendment.
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