Urban Area Boundary and Functional Classification Update Process

On a decennial basis (every 10 years) following every Census, FDOT in coordination with FHWA and local partners are required to update Urban Boundary and Functional Classification for the State of Florida. The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office acquires the U.S. Census population and urban boundary data for 2020 to develop maps with the appropriate projection and content for distribution. TDA compiles the boundaries into a statewide GIS layer, resolving data conflicts such as overlaps and gaps between District boundaries.

The Districts and local partners use this information for coordination purposes and to adjust the 2020 Urban Area boundaries around current land use conditions. These adjustments are reviewed by Central Office before they are submitted for approval by FHWA.

The Districts also work with local partners to inventory roadways and update existing roadways in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) system with proposed functional classifications in relation to the urban area boundaries for FDOT and HPMS data reporting systems. These roadways are reviewed following the urban area boundary adjustment process and are submitted to FHWA for review and approval. The Functional Classification of roadways are critical for Federal-Aid eligibility (roadways, bridges, and transit projects) and are assigned into systems according to the character of service they provide in relation to the total roadway network, e.g., principal arterials, minor collectors, etc.

Resource Information

The official statewide review and adjustment of the Urban Area Boundary is underway now. May 31, 2024, is the deadline for Districts to submit their adjusted urban area boundaries to the TDA Office.  Functional Classification modifications are preferred to be completed simultaneously but may be submitted later (i.e., after FHWA approves the adjusted urban area boundaries).

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If you should have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the 2020 Census Roadway Data Updates, please contact the:

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For update process inquires, please reach out to our Statewide Coordinators:

District 1
Contact: Kyle Purvis, Joel Graeff
Phone: (863) 519-2395

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, Sarasota

District 2
Contact: Justin Bellot, David Tyler, Achaia Brown
Phone: (386) 961-3774

Counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union

District 3
Contact: Geoff Hynes, Mark Brock, Bryant Paulk, Corey Webb, Matt Sawyer
Phone: (850) 330-1426

Counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

District 4
Contact: Kara Schwartz-DiMaina, Raj Shanmugam
Phone: (954) 777-4364

Counties Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

District 5
Contact: Alice Giuliani, Jim WoodJason Learned
Phone: (386) 943-5247

Counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia

District 6
Contact: Ana M. Calleja P.E., Ken Jeffries
Phone: (305) 470-5373

Counties: Miami-Dade, Monroe

District 7
Contact: Brian Hunter, Sherry Melaragno, Anita Montjoy, Andrew J. Tyrell
Phone: (813) 975-6436

Counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas

Contact: Juan Echevarria, Vinod Vishwanatha
Phone: (407) 264-3822

Counties: Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Sumter