1. In accordance with Federal Law, as codified in 23 CFR, part 470.105, the division is responsible for the determination, evaluation and maintenance of statewide Federal Roadway Functional Classification. Functional Classification of roadways directly affects the planning for: Highway design, construction and maintenance prioritization, establishment of funding levels, roadway system continuity and control of access, National and State emergency response management, stratification of State highway capital outlay and maintenance expenditures, as well as multiple roadway system and traffic related statistics.
2. In accordance with Federal Law as codified in 23 CFR, part 420.105(b), the division is responsible for the annual update and submittal of Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). The HPMS is a national inventory of all public road mileage. The HPMS is used in: Apportionment of Federal Aid Highway funds under the “Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century” (TEA-21). Assessing the extent, condition, performance, use and operating characteristics of the states roadway system. Provides for the compilation and analysis of the nation’s transportation system condition and, as a resource for Federal and State analysis of investment Vs. performance. It is instrumental in the development of transportation plans and used directly in the determination of conformity to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) via estimation of Annual Vehicle Miles of Travel. The submission of false data is a violation of USC, Title 18, section 1020.
3. In accordance with Federal Law, as codified in 23 CFR, part 460, the division is responsible for annual certification of the state’s public road mileage used in the apportionment of highway safety funds. At the state level, the division is responsible for compliance with NRS 365.550 including the annual reporting of improved road mileage for the distribution of state and county fuel tax and a physical audit of submitted mileages on a minimum 10-year cycle. All public road mileage is used as input into the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS).
4. In accordance with Federal Law, as codified in 23 CFR, part 470, the division is responsible for submission of Federal-aid highway system actions involving the designation, or revision of routes on the Interstate system. This includes the establishment of new route numbers, future Interstate routes and the designation of the National Highway System (NHS). The division is responsible for the submittal of all Interstate and US route signing requests to AASHTO’s Special Committee on US Route Numbering for review and approval.
5. The division is responsible, at the state level, for maintaining inventories of all State Maintained roadways, including mileage by county and system, alignment, physical attributes and Rural/Urban designations. The division is responsible for responding to all requests for Roadway History, including all highway improvements, alignment, newly constructed routes, physical attributes and ownership/maintenance. Divisions requiring this data include: Roadway Design, Safety Engineering, Materials, Right of Way, Traffic Information, Operations Analysis, Maintenance, Construction, Bridge, Environmental, Location and NDOT Administration.
6. The division is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the NDOT Milepost Program. The division is responsible for determination of Mileposting including identification of new panel locations, documentation of current and historic panel locations, reference with Engineering Stationing and the coordination and verification of field panel placement.
7. The division is responsible for the collection of NDOT maintained roadway images. Images are made available to Department personnel via the intranet, and allow NDOT staff to view current, high quality images of NDOT roadways in digital format, eliminating a lot of travel. The Attorney General from NDOT Legal utilizes these images frequently for purposes of litigation.
8. The division is responsible for, at the State level, conducting and disseminating Passing Site Distance studies. These studies set the limits of “No Passing” striping painted on the roadways in accordance with FHWA’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). NDOT District, Design and Safety request these studies as needed.
9. The division is responsible for, at the State level, administering Interlocal agreement between NDOT and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to continue the Historic Marker Preservation program for markers within NDOT Right of Way. The division is responsible for reviewing and validating SHPO’s restoration work via progress reports and field review. Budgeting of funding for this activity, coordinating assistance from NDOT Maintenance division and reporting the status of the program to the Director annually.