§24-8-1.3  Definitions. –

Published: 2015

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Construction and Maintenance of State Roads

SECTION 24-8-1.3

   § 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

urban area.

   (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.)