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Important Note

Arizona's Functional Classification settings are dictated by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), at the request of the local jurisdictions. If you do not agree with our FC levels, please petition ADOT to change the rating they've assigned.

Regarding FC and roads on Native American (Indian Reservation) land.
As Waze AZ strictly follows the State FC, the reservation roads in AZ may differ from what Waze common standards may be. The State FC takes into account certain issues on reservation roads, as in, differences in laws, local opinion on basic public access, and also a lack of public services which can also mean a lack of safety. Although a reservation road has the possibility of being a shorter route, we will not sacrifice time and distance in lieu of the issues stated above. Also note that some reservation roads, although dirt, may be classified as street or even PS (if state FC dictates PS), as that road may be the main, and only road in and out of some communities.


Locking Standard

In Arizona we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Arizona Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  4
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Additional Guidance

See Arizona/Major roads for additional guidance in procedures specific to editing Major Roads in Arizona.