Road - INTRODUCTION
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Rural Roads






Rural Roads | Local Rural Roads | Travel Lanes | Direction of Travel | Traffic On Local Rural Roads


Rural Roads

This country road curves through an area of southwestern Indiana known as the Interior Low Plateaus. (Rural Roads, Local Rural Roads, Travel Lanes, Direction of Travel, Traffic On Local Rural Roads)

Rural roads are found in areas of the country outside cities, towns, and suburbs. Rural roads are also classified as local, collector, or arterial roads. Because of the light traffic and extensive mileage on these roads, design standards are relatively low. Rural roads may or may not have shoulders. (Rural Roads, Local Rural Roads, Travel Lanes, Direction of Travel, Traffic On Local Rural Roads)

Local rural roads, which make up 69 percent of all rural roads, provide access to individual properties and farms. In many areas, local rural roads may be unpaved gravel roads. Two travel lanes, one for each direction of travel, can accommodate normal traffic on local rural roads. Rural collector roads, which make up 23 percent of all rural roads, carry moderate traffic coming in from a number of local roads. Collector roads have more and faster traffic than local roads and are constructed to a higher standard of quality. (Rural Roads, Local Rural Roads, Travel Lanes, Direction of Travel, Traffic On Local Rural Roads)

Rural arterial roads provide a high-speed network for heavier traffic between major towns in rural areas. They range from two-lane roadways to multiple-lane highways. These roadways are designed to carry more traffic than collector roads can and are usually constructed to even higher standards than rural collector roads are. Rural arterial roads often have finished shoulders and may have more than one lane in each direction. These roads make up 8 percent of total rural-road mileage. (Rural Roads, Local Rural Roads, Travel Lanes, Direction of Travel, Traffic On Local Rural Roads)

Rural Roads | Local Rural Roads | Travel Lanes | Direction of Travel | Traffic On Local Rural Roads