§ 24-8-1.3. Definitions.
(a) "Arterial" means a public road that provides a high level of travel services for a long, uninterrupted distance.
(b) "Major collector" means a public road that provides a service to built up areas of towns and traffic generators of regional importance and not directly served by arterials.
(c) "Municipal roads" means any public road not designated as a state road either under the statute or under the functional classification guidelines.
(d) "Pavement management program" includes resurfacing, striping and signing; minor drainage improvements, minor guardrail improvements, crack sealing, chip sealing, retaining wall repair, sidewalk and curb repair. The program shall also include educational activities, training programs, research grants, and such technical assistance as can be provided by maximizing the use of state education resources.
(e) "Rhode Island highway system" means all public roads including both state roads and municipal roads.
(f) "Rural" means an area not included in the boundary of an urban area.
(g) "State roads" means all public roads classified as arterials and major collectors, except urban minor arterials located in the eight (8) cities of Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, and Woonsocket.
(h) "Urban" means an area so designated for purposes of highway functional classification, based on criteria as established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 633, § 4.)