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Q: Local and rural collector roads ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Local and rural collector roads
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: blucken-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2006 11:56 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2006 11:56 PDT
Question ID: 746368
How many miles of local and rural roads exist in the US?

Only interested in paved roads for local and collector (basically
excludes highway).

Also, what percent of these road (very approximate) are lit vs. unlit


Request for Question Clarification by belindalevez-ga on 22 Jul 2006 11:02 PDT
<I am able to answer the first question. I have the number of miles
for local and collector roads.

I've tried numerous searches for the percentage of lit vs unlit roads
roads without any success.

I suggest you split the question into 2 questions - adjust the price
of this question for the answer that I can give you and post a second
question for the the answer to the second part.

Kind regards.


Clarification of Question by blucken-ga on 25 Jul 2006 19:56 PDT
first half of question for $100 without lit % is fine
Subject: Re: Local and rural collector roads
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 28 Jul 2006 07:37 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
<Local and rural collector roads.


Paved local and collector road total ? 1,415,389 miles.

Rural mileage ? 3,083,988
Major collector ? 433,121
Minor collector ? 271,815
Local ? 2,109,519

Local and collector total ? 2,814,455

Paved mileage ? rural ? 1,684,922 
Percent paved ? 63.4%
Subtracting interstate, other prinicipal arterial and minor arterial mileage:
1,684,922 ? 33,048 ? 98,911 ? 137,574 = 1,415,389
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

In 2000, the United States had approximately 3.9 miles of public roads. 
Rural roads account for 3.1 million miles or 80% of total road mileage.
Source: USDOT 2000, Table HM10.

Rural major collectors account for 10.9% of total U.S. miles. Rural
minor collectors ? 6.9%. Rural local roads represent 58% of total U.S.
In southern states, local rural roads totalled 729,232 miles.
Source: USDOT>

<Search strategy:>

<"miles of rural roads" us>


<Hope this helps.>
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