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Use this chart to determine the road type for Pennsylvania roads based on the functional class.
 
Use this chart to determine the road type for Pennsylvania roads based on the functional class.
  
First, find the functional class of the road from the PennDOT Functional Classification county maps and determine if it is a signed, numbered highway in a one of the highway systems.
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First, find the functional class of the road from the [http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/bureaus/pdplanres.nsf/infoBPRfunctionalclassmaps PennDOT Functional Classification county maps] and determine if it is a signed, numbered highway in a one of the highway systems.
  
 
Follow the column for the road's highway system down to the row for the road's functional class to find the proper road type for that particular road.
 
Follow the column for the road's highway system down to the row for the road's functional class to find the proper road type for that particular road.
  
A quick reference guide is shown below the chart.
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The PennDOT color coding is cross-referenced in the table for your convenience.
  
  
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| '''Local[[File:PA Orange.jpg]]Not Classified'''||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}{{ref label|b|b}}<br/>{{Street}}||{{Street}}
 
| '''Local[[File:PA Orange.jpg]]Not Classified'''||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}{{ref label|b|b}}<br/>{{Street}}||{{Street}}
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{{note|b|b}} Some 4-digit State Routes are numbered for legacy or maintenance reasons, but they do not serve as primary thoroughfares for the area and should be classified as {{Street|Street}}.  
 
{{note|b|b}} Some 4-digit State Routes are numbered for legacy or maintenance reasons, but they do not serve as primary thoroughfares for the area and should be classified as {{Street|Street}}.  
  
[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=852181#p852181 A quick reference picture]
 
 
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Major roads

Pennsylvania follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA. The Functional Classification chart shown below has been modified from the national chart to more closely reflect the roads in Pennsylvania.

Functional Classification reference chart

Use this chart to determine the road type for Pennsylvania roads based on the functional class.

First, find the functional class of the road from the PennDOT Functional Classification county maps and determine if it is a signed, numbered highway in a one of the highway systems.

Follow the column for the road's highway system down to the row for the road's functional class to find the proper road type for that particular road.

The PennDOT color coding is cross-referenced in the table for your convenience.


Highway Systems
Interstate Interstate Business, Loop, Spur US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Route Shielded State Route Unshielded Locally Maintained
Examples I-80 I-94 Business US-190 US-460 Business SR-23 SR-309 SR-2006 Roberts St
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InterstatePA Blue.jpg  Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Freeway[a]PA Darkred.jpg n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Expressway[a]PA Darkred.jpg n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Other Principal ArterialPA Red.jpg n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Minor ArterialPA Green.jpg n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Urban or Rural-Major CollectorPA Purple.jpg n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Minor Collector

PA Yellow.jpg

n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS [b]
 Street 
 Street 
LocalPA Orange.jpgNot Classified n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS [b]
 Street 
 Street 

^a Since Pennsylvania combines these two classes, use the criteria from the USA Freeway page to determine if the road should typed as a freeway or major highway.

^b Some 4-digit State Routes are numbered for legacy or maintenance reasons, but they do not serve as primary thoroughfares for the area and should be classified as  Street .

County or township roads

County (Co) and Township (T) roads need no special designation or road type. Road number info is not needed in the alternate name field.

Ramps

When naming a Ramp to a State Route, use the SR-111 format. PA-111 format should not be used unless it matches exactly what is on the big green sign directing you to the ramp. It is best to reference Google Street View in WME, where available.

Adhere to national standards for Exit ramps and Entrance ramps (on-ramps). Ramp names should use these formats:

Off-ramps:

  • Numbered exit: (Exit 16: SR-15 / Scranton)
  • Numbered exit with multiple Cities or Routes: (Exit 16: SR-15 N / SR-86 E / Wilkes / Scranton)
  • Numbered exit with multiple exits: (Exit 16A-B: SR-15 N / SR-86 E / Scranton)
  • Non-numbered exit: (to SR-15 / Scranton)