Federal Functional Classification


The Federal Functional Classification process attempts to group roadways into classes, or systems, according to the character of service they provide in the year of analysis. This process helps determine eligibility of roadways for funding under Federal-aid programs such as the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) emergency relief program.

We would like to bring to your attention that changes to the Federal Functional Classification (funclass) designation of a given roadway within your municipality can be proposed for approval by FHWA at any time within a decennial census cycle. To better prepare for the unexpected and strengthen the regional resilience against future disasters, the Broward MPO and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plan to jointly perform an interim roadway functional class assessment, with special emphasis placed upon public roads not currently eligible for federal aid funds from FHWA for disaster recovery and other purposes. In order to accomplish this effort, it is essential for the local governmental entities to allocate appropriate resources for data collection to establish a roadway’s eligibility for the subsequent review and approval process. Please contact the individuals below if you have potential roadway candidates within your jurisdiction that you would want to include in this year’s interim assessment.

Attached are the following documents that may facilitate you in identifying and selecting roadways for further discussions in this regard:

For additional information, please contact:

Min-Tang Li


(954) 777-4652

3400 West Commercial Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3421


Newton Wilson

Highway Data Coordinator

Office of Planning & Environmental Management, FDOT-D4

3400 West Commercial Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3421