Construction and Maintenance of State Roads
§ 24-8-1.3 Definitions.
(a) "Arterial" means a public road that provides a high level of travel
services for a long, uninterrupted distance.
(b) "Major collector" means a public road that provides a
service to built up areas of towns and traffic generators of regional
importance and not directly served by arterials.
(c) "Municipal roads" means any public road not designated as
a state road either under the statute or under the functional classification
(d) "Pavement management program" includes resurfacing,
striping and signing; minor drainage improvements, minor guardrail
improvements, crack sealing, chip sealing, retaining wall repair, sidewalk and
curb repair. The program shall also include educational activities, training
programs, research grants, and such technical assistance as can be provided by
maximizing the use of state education resources.
(e) "Rhode Island highway system" means all public roads
including both state roads and municipal roads.
(f) "Rural" means an area not included in the boundary of an
(g) "State roads" means all public roads classified as
arterials and major collectors, except urban minor arterials located in the
eight (8) cities of Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport,
Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, and Woonsocket.
(h) "Urban" means an area so designated for purposes of
highway functional classification, based on criteria as established by the U.S.
Bureau of the Census.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 633, § 4.)