Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) Handbook has been developed as a guide for personnel responsible for performing business functions that maintain the strategic development and planning of transportation data for the Department and the system of record commonly referred to as RCI. This resource covers the following items:

  • Describes how RCI supports the business data requirements and users of the system;
  • Documents the processes for establishing and managing the location of roadway assets and multimodal travel ways;
  • Describes how to collect data and the related features and characteristics of those roadway assets and multimodal travel ways;
  • Establishes data governance for RCI features and characteristics data collection; and
  • Provides the data quality management processes that maintain the integrity of the data management system.

The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office is responsible for the maintenance of this handbook and coordinates changes with other offices.  This handbook is used by FDOT personnel in the District and Central Offices who perform data collection in the field and in the office. 

To access the RCI User Manual, Transportation Quality Management handbooks, RITA User Manual and other manuals, please visit our TDA Documents and Publications page.

Subscribe to our FDOT Contact Management Subscription Service to receive the most current notices, bulletins, memoranda, and other important information. Submit FDOT RCI Handbook questions by email to: co-rci@dot.state.fl.us. 

2023 FDOT Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) Handbook

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100 Series - Administrative Features (Designations)

200 Series - Physical Features (Geometric)

300 Series - Operational Features

400 Series - Maintenance Features

800 Series - Non-Motorized Way Features

900 Series - Rail Line Features

Last Updated: 9/14/2023

Handbook by RCI Features and Characteristics:

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Table by RCI features and characteristics
FeatureFeature NameContact
111State Road SystemTDA
STROADNO - State Road Number
STRDNUM2 - Secondary State Road Number
112Federal SystemTDA
FAHWYSYS - Federal Highway System Code
NATLNWK - National Network Code
NHSCID - National Highway System Connector
OLDFASYS - Old Federal Highway System
SPECSYS - Special Systems
STGHWNWK - Strategic Highway Network Code
TRAVLWAY - Travel Way Along Roadway
113AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation OfficialsTDA
USROUTE - US Route Number
USROUTE2 - Secondary US Route Number
114Local SystemTDA
LOCALNAM - Local Name of Facility
115Special DesignationsTDA
SCENEHWY - Scenic Highway Designation
SCENEDTE - Scenic Highway Designation Date
SCENEEXT - Scenic Highway Designation Extension
116Freight NetworksTDA
NHFN - National Highway Freight Network
118HPMS - Highway Performance Monitoring SystemTDA
ATGROTHR - Other or No control At-Grade Intersections
ATGRSIG - Signals At-Grade Intersections
ATGRSTOP - Stop Signs At-Grade Intersections
ATGRTYPE - At-Grade Type - First or Last
CURCLASx - Curves by Class (x=A-F)
GRACLASX - Grades by Class (x=A-F)
HORALADQ - Horizontal Alignment Adequacy
HPMSIDNO - HPMS Sample ID Number
PEAKLANE - Number of Lanes in Peak Direction Peak Hour
SIGPREV - Prevailing Type of Signalizations
SIT1500 - % of Passing Sight Distance >=1500 feet
TERRAIN - Type of Land Terrain
TURNLANL - Turn Lane Left
TURNLANR - Turn Lane Right
TYPEOP - Type of Parking
VRTALADQ - Vertical Alignment Adequacy
WIDEFEAS - Is Widening Feasible
WIDOBST - Widening Obstacles - A through G, and X
WIDPOTNL - Widening Potential Lanes
119HPMS - UniverseTDA
BASETHIK - HPMS Base Course Thickness
FLEXTHIK - HPMS Thickness of Flexible Pavements
HOVNUMLN - Number of Associated Managed Lanes
HOVTYPE - Type of Associated Managed Lanes Operation
IRIDATE - International Roughness Index Collection Date
OVRYTHIK - HPMS Last Overlay Thickness
RAMPFC - Ramp Federal Category
RIGDTHIK - Thickness of Rigid Pavement
SURFACTP - Surface Type
TOLLCHGS - Toll Charges
TOLLTYPE - Toll Type
YRCONST - Year of Last Construction
YRIMPT - Year of Last Improvement
120Type of RoadTDA
RTESGNCD - Route Signing
TYPEROAD - Type of Road
121Functional ClassificationTDA
FUNCLASS - Functional Classification
122Facility ClassificationTDA
OWNAUTH - Owning Authority
RDACCESS - Access Control Type
TOLLNAME - Name of Toll Facility
TOLLROAD - Toll Road Flag
123Proposed Functional ClassificationTDA
PROFUNCL - Proposed Functional Classification
124Urban ClassificationTDA
HWYLOCAL - Highway Location Code
MPOAREA - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Area
PLACECD - Census Place (City) Code
URBAREA - Urban Area Number
URBSIZE - Urban Size
125Adjacent Land ClassificationTDA
LANDUSE - Prevailing Type of Land Use
ROUGHIND - Pavement Roughness Index
126Preliminary Context ClassificationTDA
CCTXTCLS - Preliminary Current Context Classification
FCTXTCLS - Future Context Classification
CCTXTDTE - Preliminary Current Context Classification Date
FCTXTCLS - Future Context Classification Date
137Maintenance Area BoundaryTDA
CCNUMBER - Cost Center Number
138Roadway RealignmentTDA
NALIGNDT - New Alignment Date
NALIGNID - Section/Sub-section of New Alignment
NALNBGPT - New Alignment Begin MP
NALNENPT - New Alignment End MP
139New RealignmentTDA
OALIGNID - Section/Sub-section of Old Alignment
OALNBGPT - Old Alignment Begin MP
OALNENPT - Old Alignment End MP
140Section Status ExceptionTDA
OSDATE - On or Off-System Date
STATEXPT - Segment Status
141Stationing ExceptionsTDA
BEGSECPT - Begin Section Milepoint of Exception Field
ENDSECPT - End Section Milepoint of Exception Field
RDWYID - County, Section, Sub-section
142Managed LanesTDA
CMLBMP - Composite Managed Lane Begin Milepoint
CMLEMP - Composite Managed Lane End Milepoint
CMLRDWY - Composite Managed Lane Roadway ID
LMLBMP - Left Managed Lane Begin Milepoint
MAINBMP - Mainline Begin Milepoint
MAINEMP - Mainline End Milepoint
MAINRDWY - Mainline Roadway ID
RMLBMP - Right Managed Lane Begin Milepoint
RMLEMP - Right Managed Lane End Milepoint
RMLRDWY - Right Managed Lane Roadway ID
143Associated Station ExceptionTDA
BEGSECPT - Begin Section Milepoint of Exception Field
ENDSECPT - End Section Milepoint of Exception Field
RDWYID - County, Section, Sub-section
146Access ManagementSIO
ACMANCLS - Access Management Classification
147Strategic Intermodal SystemSIO
SISFCTPx - SIS Facility Type Level (x=1-9)
SISMPIDx - SIS Facility Map ID Level (x=1-9)
212Through LanesTDA
NOLANES - Number of Roadway Lanes
SURWIDTH - Pavement Surface Width
213Auxiliary LanesTDA
AUXLNTYP - Auxiliary Lane Type
AUXLNUM - Number of Auxiliary Lanes
AUXLNWTH - Average Auxiliary Lane Width
214Outside ShouldersTDA
MLTRFSEP - Managed Lane Separator
SHLDTYPE - Highway Shoulder Type
SHLDTYPx - Highway Shoulder Type (x=2,3)
SLDWIDTH - Highway Shoulder Width
SHLDWTHx - Highway Shoulder Width (x=2,3)
MDBARTYP - Type of Median Barrier
MEDWIDTH - Highway Median Width
RDMEDIAN - Highway Median Type
RDMEDIAN (For informational purposes only) - Type of Median
216Bike Lanes/Pedestrian FacilitiesTDA
BIKELNCD - Bicycle Lane
BIKSLTCD - Bicycle Keyhole Lanes
BIKSLTWD - Bicycle Keyhole Width
SDWLKBCD - Sidewalk Barrier Code
SHARDPTH - Shared Path Width & Separation
SIDWLKWD - Sidewalk Width & Separation
SIDEWALK - Sidewalk Width
219Inside ShouldersTDA
ISLDTYPE - Inside Shoulder Type
ISLDTYPx - Inside Shoulder Type (x=2,3)
ISLDWDTH - Inside Shoulder Width
ISLDWTHx - Inside Shoulder Width (x=2,3)
220Non Curve Intersection PointTDA
NCPTINT - Non Curve Point of Intersection
221Horizontal CurveTDA
BEARING - Compass Bearing
HRZCANGL - Horizontal Curve Central Angle
HRZDGCRV - Horizontal Degree of Curve
HRZPTINT - Horizontal Point of Intersection
230Surface DescriptionTDA
PAVECOND - Pavement Condition
PAVINDEX - Pavement Index
SURFNUM - Pavement Surface Type
232Surface LayersTDA
FRICTCSE - Friction Course
SURFLxTH - Pavement Surface Thickness (x=1-7)
SURFLAYx - Pavement Surface Layer (x=1-7)
BASETHK - Roadway Base Thickness
TYPEBASE - Type of Roadway Base Material
BOXCULHT - Box Culvert Height
BOXCULLT - Box Culvert Width
BXCULGTH - Box Culvert Length
CRSDRLGH - Length of Crossdrain Pipes
NOBXCULV - Number of Box Culverts
NOCRDRAN - Number of Crossdrain Pipes
PIPEDIAM - Pipe Diameter
PIPEHIGH - Non-Circular Pipe Height
PIPETYPE - Type of Pipe
PIPEWDTH - Non-Circular Pipe Width
242Storm SewersOOM
Storm Sewer Summary
INLETS - Number of Curb Inlets
MANHOLES - Number of Manholes
MDITCBAS - Number of Catch Basins
243Off Roadway AreasOOM
BORRPITS - Number of Borrow Pits
MITARACR - Mitigation Area
RETAREAS - Number of Retention Areas
SEDBASIN - Number of Sediment Basins
245Roadside DitchesOOM
FRDRNLEN - French Drain Roadside Ditch Length
PAVDTLEN - Paved Roadside Ditch Length
STMSWLEN - Storm Sewer Roadside Ditch Length
TRKLNLEN - Trunk Line Roadside Ditch Length
248Outfall DitchesOOM
ODITHAND - Outfall Ditch by Hand Length
ODITHAUL - Outfall Ditch by Hauled Length
ODITPAVE - Outfall Ditch by Length Paved
ODITPIPE - Outfall Ditch by Length Piped
ODITSPR - Outfall Ditch Spread Length
BEGSECNM - Begin Roadway Section Milepoint Description
ENDSECNM - End Roadway Section Milepoint Description
INTSDIRx - Intersection Direction (x=1-9)
INTSRTPx - Intersection Surface Type (x=1-9)
CROSRDNM - Crossing Roadway Name
EXITNO - Interchange/Exit Number
INTERCHG - Type of Interchange
CHKDIGIT - Check Digit
RRCROSNO - National Railroad (RR) Grade Crossing Number
TRNOTPNP - Paved Turnouts Without Pipe
TRNOTPPI - Paved Turnouts With Pipe
TRNOTUNP - Unpaved Turnouts Without Pipe
TRNOTUPI - Unpaved Turnouts With Pipe
WSTRNPNP - Average Width Turnout, Paved, No Pipe
WDTRNPPI - Average Width Turnout, Paved, With Pipe
WDTRNUNP - Average Width Turnout, Unpaved, No Pipe
WDTRNUPI - Average Width Turnout, Unpaved, With Pipe
CROVERLG - Length of Crossover
BOXCULNO - Box Culvert Number
BRIDGENO - Bridge Number
FACCROSS - Facility Crossed
TUNNELNO - Tunnel Number
UNDPASNO - Underpass Number
BARRWALL - Barrier Wall Length
DBLGRAIL - Double Face Guardrail Length
SPCGRAIL - Miscellaneous Guardrail Length
STDGRAIL - Standard Guardrail Length
CHNLKFCS - Number of Chain Link Fences
MISCFCS - Length of Miscellaneous Fences
OTHERFCS - Number of Other Types of Fences
WOVENFCS - Number of Woven Wire Fences (aka Hog Wire)
273Cable BarriersOOM
CABLBRTY - Cable Barrier Type
CABLWIRE - Number of Cable Wires
275Miscellaneous Concrete StructuresOOM
NOISBARR - Noise Barrier Wall
RETWALL - Retaining Wall Length
SEAWALL - Seawall Length
SLOPEPAV - Slope Pavement Area Concrete
SLOPERIP - Slope Paving Area Rip-Rap
311Speed LimitsTEO
DTESZAPP - Date Speed Zone Approved
DTESZIMP - Date Speed Zone Implemented
MAXSPEED - Maximum Speed Limit
MINSPEED - Minimum Speed Limit
312Turning RestrictionsTEO
DTETMAPP - Date Turning Movement Approved
DTETMIMP - Date Turning Movement Implemented
LMTRSTRC - Limited Turn Restriction Time
TURNMOVE - Turning Movement Restriction
DTEPKAPP - Date Parking Approved
DTEPKIMP - Date Parking Restriction Implemented
PKRSTIME - Parking Restriction Time
TYPEPARK - Type of Roadway Parking
WOVENFCS - Number of Woven Wire Fences (aka Hog Wire)
320Mile Markers SignsTDA
MILEMARK - Mile Marker Sign
MAINTAGC - Maintaining Agency Name
SDESTRET - Side Street Name
SIGNALID - Signal Cabinet ID Number
SIGNALNC - Non-counted Signal
SIGNALTY - Type of Traffic Signal
SIGOPDTE - Date Signal Operational
SIGSTRCT - Type of Signal Structure
TYPECABL - Type of Cable Connection
323School ZonesTEO
SCHLNAME - School Name
SCHLPED - School Speed Zone
326Traffic Monitoring SitesTDA
TRFSTANO - Traffic Station Number
TRSTATYP - Traffic Station Type
330Traffic Flow Break StationsTDA
FLWBRKID - Count Station Assigned to Break
TRFBRKCD - Traffic Break Code
331Traffic Flow BreaksTDA
AADTDATE - Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) Date
AADTTYPE - Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) Type
AVGDFACT - Roadway Section Average D Factor
AVGTFACT - Section Average T Factor
SECTADT - Section Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
341Lighting SystemOOM
LOCOWNER - Owner of Local Luminaries
NOALMPOL - Number of Aluminum Poles
NOCONPOL - Number of Concrete Poles
NOFIBPOL - Number of Fiberglass Poles
NOHMSLUM - Number of High Mast Luminaries
NOLOCLUM - Luminaries Under Local Agreement
NOOTHPOL - Number of High Mast Poles
NOSGMLUM - Number of Sign Luminaries
NOSTDLUM - Number of Standard Luminaries
NOSTLPOL - Number of Steel Poles (not to include high mast)
NOUDKLUM - Number of Underdeck Luminaries
NOWODPOL - Number of Wood Poles
360Toll PlazasTDA
TOLPLZNM - Toll Plaza Name
361Service PlazasTDA
SVCPLZNM - Service Plaza Name
411Roadside MowingOOM
INMACHMW - Intermediate Machine Mowing
RDSDMOW - Roadside Mowing Area (Large)
SLOPEMOW - Slopes Mowable Area
SMMACMOW - Small Machine Mowing Area
412Weed ControlOOM
HANDCUT - Hand Cut Area
MWEEDCTL - Mechanical Weed Control Area
OBSPRAY - Obstruction Spraying Area
413Landscape AreaOOM
BOLDLAND - Bold Landscaping
LANDSCPE - Landscape Area
421Roadside Ditch CleaningOOM
RDCANALS - Number of Roadside Canals
RDITEXCA - Number of Roadside Ditches (Excavator)
422Median Ditch CleaningOOM
MDITHEXC - Number of Median Ditches (Excavator)
MDITPAVE - Number of Median Ditches (Paved)
MDITPIPE - Number of Median Ditches (Piped)
431Parks and Rest AreasOOM
RSTAREAS - Number of Rest Areas Without Facilities
RSTARFAC - Number of Rest Areas With Facilities
WAYSDPKS - Number of Wayside Parks
WEIGHSTA - Number of Weigh Stations
WELCMSTA - Number of Welcome Stations
BRDELIN - Number of Bridge End Delineators
DELINEAT - Number of Guide Posts/Hazard Marker Delineators
DBLELINE - Number of Stripes - Double White or Yellow
SKIPLINE - Number of Stripes - Skip White or Yellow
SKIPWHBK - Number of Stripes - Skip White With Black
SNGLLINE - Number of Stripes - Single White or Yellow
452Symbols and MessagesOOM
CRSHATCH - Crosshatching Area
CURBMARK - Curb Marking Area
PNTARROW - Number of Arrows
PNTLETTR - Number of Letters
RADIUSMK - Radius Marking Area
453Cross WalksOOM
CRWALK24 - Number of 24 Foot Crosswalks
CRWALK36 - Number of 36 Foot Crosswalks
CRWALK48 - Number of 48 Foot Crosswalks
CRWALK60 - Number of 60 Foot Crosswalks
CRWALK72 - Number of 72 Foot Crosswalks
454Stop BarsOOM
STOPBR12 - Number of 12 Foot Stop Bars
STOPBR18 - Number of 18 Foot Stop Bars
STOPBR24 - Number of 24 Foot Stop Bars
STOPBR36 - Number of 36 Foot Stop Bars
STOPBR48 - Number of 48 Foot Stop Bars
455Raised Pavement MarkersOOM
PAVTMARK - Number of Raised Pavement Markers
ATCONDTN - Attenuator Condition
ATINSPEC - Attenuator Inspection Date
ATREPAIR - Attenuator Repair Date
ATRMRKS1 - Attenuator Remarks - 1
ATRMRKS2 - Attenuator Remarks - 2
ATTLOCCD - Attenuator Location
ATTMODEL - Attenuator Model Number
ATTYPECD - Attenuator Type
ATTYPINS - Attenuator Inspection Type
VEHDIRCD - General Vehicular Direction
480Highway SignsOOM
CANTSTR - Number of Cantilever Structures
CNPANG30 - Number of Construct Panels Overhead and Ground Greater
GRPSTG30 - Number of Ground Sign Posts Greater than 30 Square Feet
GRPSTL30 - Number of Ground Sign Posts Less than 30 Square Feet
OVRLNSTR - Number of Full Overlane Structures
PANLLT30 - Ground Panels Less than 30 Square Feet
481Highway Maintenance ClassificationOOM
HIWMNCLS - Highway Maintenance Classification
801Shared-Use Non-motorized (SUN) TrailsSIO
SUNTRTYP - SUN Trails Type
SUNTRCOR - SUN Trails Corridor Name
901Rail Line FacilityFMO
RRCLASST - Railroad Class Type
RRCONAME - Railroad Company Name
RRLINETP - Railroad Line Type
RROUTEID - Railroad Route ID
RSISFIDx - Railroad Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Facility ID Level
RSISFTPx - Railroad Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Facility Type Level (x=1-9)