The Secondary Roads Section administers the various road programs for counties and municipalities of population less than 5000. The section acts as a liaison between the local county or municipality and the Federal Highway Administration. It distributes federal and state funding to the local agencies for their roadway and bridge projects. It then monitors these projects to ensure that design standards are met and proper procedures are followed. (Government Affairs Procedure Manual.)
Programs administered by the Secondary Roads Section are: (Clicking on some of these links will take you outside the NDOR site - use your "Back " button to return)
The State Recreation Road Fund is administered by NDOR with the approval of the Governor for construction and maintenance of dustless-surface roads which are designated as State Recreation Roads. These roads, designated by the Game and Parks Commission, give direct and immediate access to, or are located within state parks, state recreation areas, or other recreational or historical areas.
The Liaison Services Section coordinates the department's administrative rules and regulations and legislative affairs. It also provides administrative support to the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards and to the Board of Examiners for County Highway and City Street Superintendents and serves as an information resource to counties and municipalities in administering their road and street programs.
Programs administered by the Liaison Services Section are:
The Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards oversees annual construction planning and fiscal reporting for state and local highways, roads and streets, as well as the application of minimum design, construction and maintenance standards for functional classifications (categories) of public roadways. The standards ensure that each segment can safely handle the traffic pattern and volume it is expected to carry, as part of a policy enacted in 1969 to provide for the efficient management, operation and control of an integrated system of state and local highways, roads, and streets.
The eleven members are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Legislature. Current members (January 2002) and areas of representation:
Programs administered by the Board are:
The Board of Examiners for County Highway and City Street Superintendents is responsible for testing and licensing local officials, or their agents, charged with overseeing the construction, maintenance and operation of municipal streets and county roads. Licensing promotes competency in planning and administration as part of a policy enacted in 1969 to provide for the efficient management, operation and control of an integrated system of state and local highways, roads and streets.
The seven members are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms. Current members (October - 2005) and areas of representation:
Directly responsible to the Government Affairs Division Manager.
The Program Section is responsible for :