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Roadway Data

Information about Minnesota's roads from the Transportation Information System database

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Major FHWA Categories


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires their approval for making changes to any of these three important roadway classifiers:


The majority of federal funding for transportation purposes comes from two programs-- the Surface Transportation Program (STP) and the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP). MAP-21 placed a large portion of funding in the NHPP, which can only be used on roadways on the National Highway System. To receive STP funding, the functional classification and the rural/urban status of roadways is of primary importance. In addition to funding, functional classification and rural/urban status are used extensively in reporting, statistical analysis used to describe the nation’s roadway system, and for decision making at all levels.


Available on the Data Products page are downloadable reports and GIS shapefiles of these three FHWA categories for use by local public agencies (LPAs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and others. The information will be refreshed each quarter and users are encouraged to ensure they are using the most current data in their decision making.


Data Products for Major FHWA Categories include:


Excel Spreadsheets


GIS shapefiles


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