Hwy 62 – 10 Functional Classifications of Park Roads

Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon

 INTRODUCTION

THE PURPOSE OF PARK ROADS

Functional Classifications of Park Roads

A park road system includes those roads within or providing access to a park or other unit of the national park system, which is administered by the National Park Service, or by the National Park Service in cooperation with other agencies. For purposes of functional classification, the routes that constitute a park road system are broadly grouped, based on use, into three principal categories: public use park roads; administrative park roads; and urban parkways and city streets. Each category has further subdivisions or classes based on the assignment of a functional classification to a park road. Road classification is not based on traffic volumes or speed, but on the intended use or function of that particular road or route.

Public Use Park Roads

All park roads that are intended principally for the use of visitors for access into and within a park are designated as a Public Use Park Road. This includes all roads that provide vehicular passage for visitors, or access to such representative park areas as to points of scenic or historic interest, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and similar features. County, state and U.S. numbered highways maintained by the National Park Service are included.

Administrative Park Roads

The Administrative Park Road category consists of all public and nonpublic roads intended to be used principally for administrative purposes necessary to carry out management objectives for the particular area. It includes roads servicing employee residential areas, maintenance areas, and other administrative developments as well as patrol roads, truck trails, and similar administrative roads.

Urban Parkways and City Streets

These facilities serve high volumes of park and nonpark-related traffic and are restricted, limited-access facilities in an urban area.

Functionally, because it provides access for visitor use and administrative needs, Highway 62 West in Crater Lake National Park is classified as a Public Use and Administrative Park Road.

Functionally, because it provides access for visitor use and administrative needs, Highway 62 West in Crater Lake National Park is classified as a Public Use and Administrative Park Road.

 

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