accordance with Federal Law, as codified in 23 CFR, part 470.105, the division
is responsible for the determination, evaluation and maintenance of statewide
Federal Roadway Functional Classification. Functional Classification of roadways
directly affects the planning for: Highway design, construction and maintenance
prioritization, establishment of funding levels, roadway system continuity and
control of access, National and State emergency response management,
stratification of State highway capital outlay and maintenance expenditures, as
well as multiple roadway system and traffic related statistics.
In accordance with Federal Law as codified in 23 CFR, part 420.105(b), the
division is responsible for the annual update and submittal of Highway
Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). The HPMS is a national inventory of all
public road mileage. The HPMS is used in: Apportionment of Federal Aid Highway
funds under the "Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century"
(TEA-21). Assessing the extent, condition, performance, use and operating
characteristics of the states roadway system. Provides for the compilation and
analysis of the nation's transportation system condition and, as a resource for
Federal and State analysis of investment Vs. performance. It is instrumental in
the development of transportation plans and used directly in the determination
of conformity to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) via estimation
of Annual Vehicle Miles of Travel. The submission of false data is a violation
of USC, Title 18, section 1020.
3. In accordance with Federal Law,
as codified in 23 CFR, part 460, the division is responsible for annual
certification of the state's public road mileage used in the apportionment of
highway safety funds. At the state level, the division is responsible for
compliance with NRS 365.550 including the annual reporting of improved road
mileage for the distribution of state and county fuel tax and a physical audit
of submitted mileages on a minimum 10-year cycle. All public road mileage is
used as input into the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS).
4. In accordance with Federal Law, as codified in 23 CFR, part 470, the
division is responsible for submission of Federal-aid highway system actions
involving the designation, or revision of routes on the Interstate system. This
includes the establishment of new route numbers, future Interstate routes and
the designation of the National Highway System (NHS). The division is
responsible for the submittal of all Interstate and US route signing requests to
AASHTO's Special Committee on US Route Numbering for review and approval.
5. The division is responsible, at the state level, for maintaining
inventories of all State Maintained roadways, including mileage by county and
system, alignment, physical attributes and Rural/Urban designations. The
division is responsible for responding to all requests for Roadway History,
including all highway improvements, alignment, newly constructed routes,
physical attributes and ownership/maintenance. Divisions requiring this data
include: Roadway Design, Safety Engineering, Materials, Right of Way, Traffic
Information, Operations Analysis, Maintenance, Construction, Bridge,
Environmental, Location and NDOT Administration.
6. The division
is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the NDOT Milepost
Program. The division is responsible for determination of Mileposting including
identification of new panel locations, documentation of current and historic
panel locations, reference with Engineering Stationing and the coordination and
verification of field panel placement.
7. The division is
responsible for the collection of NDOT maintained roadway images. Images are
made available to Department personnel via the intranet, and allow NDOT staff to
view current, high quality images of NDOT roadways in digital format,
eliminating a lot of travel. The Attorney General from NDOT Legal utilizes these
images frequently for purposes of litigation.
8. The division is
responsible for, at the State level, administering compliance with NRS 408.527,
relinquishment of local roads. The division works with local entities to
establish a list and develop processes by which roadways are relinquished and
received by local entities.
9. The division is responsible for, at
the State level, administering Interlocal agreement between NDOT and the State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to continue the Historic Marker Preservation
program for markers within NDOT Right of Way. The division is responsible for
reviewing and validating SHPO's restoration work via progress reports and field
review. Budgeting of funding for this activity, coordinating assistance from
NDOT Maintenance division and reporting the status of the program to the