OGF:Federal States/Highways

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This page provides information for mapping highways in AR120.

Summary

The Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network is a nationwide system of motorways within the Federal States of Archanta. These high-speed, limited-access roads connect all regions and most states from coast to coast and border to border. The network, which includes both free motorways and tolled motorways, is mapped using the FS-xx labels, with FS-xx (TOLL) used for tolled motorways. Odd-numbered routes run north-south, starting with Motorway 1 in the east and Motorway 99 in the west, with primary routes generally ending in "1". Even-numbered routes run east-west, starting with Motorway 2 in far southern Bas-Chanceux and Motorway 98 in the north, with primary routes generally ending in "0". Bypass routes through or around cities are three-digit routes where the last two digits are the same as the "parent" route; spur routes (that connect only once to the motorway network) are not considered part of the motorway system and should be labeled as state routes.

The Motorway Network

After extensive, protracted discussions in the AR120 forums, the FSA coordinator was tasked with establishing a unified numbering system for the network. As part of this process, the FSA coordinator created a basic network map of priority corridors based on existing, planned, and possible future urban areas within the FSA, with additional considerations for geographic constraints and network coverage. From there, based on discussions in the forums and proposals submitted, the following numbering scheme was established.

Rules

Major Routes

  • Even-numbered routes generally run east-west, and generally increase from south to north; odd-numbered routes generally run north-south, and generally increase from east to west.
  • This system was chosen based on the overall assumption that the FSA generally grew from southeast to northwest.
  • Primary routes end in 0 (east-west) or 1 (north-south).
  • This system was chosen to be logical and somewhat intuitive, but also to be different from the U.S. Interstate system.
  • Each state is solely responsible for the routings of their highway numbers.
  • Routes shown as concurrent in the system map below are not required to be assigned to the same highway if a parallel highway exists.
  • Coordination is encouraged between the mappers in the metropolitan Stanton area (New Carnaby, Penquisset, Aidlenaide) to determine routings and terminus locations.
  • Since the metropolitan Stanton area is large, complex, and relatively well-mapped in regards to highways, mappers in this area will have more control over routings and labeling.
  • States may elect to change the terminus of a primary route provided a direct connection is still available to the designated terminus.
  • Example 1: A route with a terminal city short of a national boundary may be extended to the boundary, or may otherwise be extended beyond the terminal city provided the route does not leave the state.
  • Example 2: If two routes run concurrent to a city that is the terminus of the routes, that route may be truncated to where the concurrency would begin.
  • All 2-digit routes must connect at least three states or travel at least 400 miles, whichever is less restrictive.
  • This encourages coordination, and reduces the likelihood of a situation where the FSA "runs out" of numbers.
  • This map is not absolute. Neighboring states are encouraged to coordinate routings based on geography, built infrastructure, and other constraints.
  • For non-primary routes, states are permitted to use any available highway number that fits in the overall numbering scheme and satisfies the rest of these rules.
  • All states must agree to the overall route concept. When a general route is chosen, stateowners should contact the FSA coordinator, who will assign an available route number from the table below.
  • Exceptions to the numbering scheme, or a special request for a particular route number, may be permitted with the approval of the FSA coordinator.

Bypass Routes

  • Bypass routes are permitted and may be numbered by individual states.
  • Bypass numbers do not require FSA Coordinator approval.
  • To number a bypass route, add a digit to the left of the "parent" route (e.g., Highway 211 is a spur route of Highway 11).
  • This was chosen based on how route numbers tend to be pronounced: "Highway eleven has a spur route of Highway two-eleven" or "Highway fifty has a spur route of Highway two-fifty". Adding the supplemental digit to the end of the major route number leads to confusion, especially for single-digit highways (Highway 12 being a spur of Highway 1 would lead to confusion; Highway 012 being a spur of Highway 1 would be awkward to pronounce), pronounciation ("Highway eleven has a spur route of Highway eleven-two" or "Highway eleven has a spur route of Highway one-twelve" or "Highway eleven has a spur route of Highway one-hundred-twelve"), and potential misunderstandings ("Highway fifty has a spur route of Highway fifty-two").
  • The same bypass route number is not permitted to be used more than once within a single state, unless a link between the two individual routes is planned as a future route, currently mapped as under construction, or if the link was abandoned/demolished in the past.
  • States are encourage to map disruptions to highways, which adds realism (freeway revolts, decommissionings, budget restrictions, natural disasters, etc.)
  • Bypass routes that cross state lines should have the same number, and states should coordinate with neighbors before mapping them.
  • To avoid confusion, do not use the same spur route number as any other spur route within 500 miles.
  • ALL bypass routes MUST connect with at least two parent highways.
  • Connecting with the same parent route twice is permitted.
  • Connecting to another bypass route is permitted.
  • Spur routes that do not reconnect with the national system should be labeled as state highways.
  • Exception: spur routes that connect airports, seaports, ferries, or military installations are permitted to be labeled as FS-xxx motorways.

Reserved Numbers

  • Motorways 2, 4, 6, and 8 are reserved for cross-highways in the Southwest Corridor.
  • Motorway 40 is reserved for a future east-west highway.
  • Motorway 51 is reserved for a future north-south highway.
  • Motorway 99 is reserved for a north-south highway in AR120-56.

Exceptions

  • Motorway 1, one of the historically earliest primary highways in the FSA (connecting Burton, Stanton, and Huntington) crosses Motorways 11 and 21.
  • Motorway 15 crosses Motorways 11 and 21.
  • Motorway 44 crosses Motorway 30.

System Map

This map is for planning purposes only. Individual routings are the sole discretion of each state owner, provided the route serves the same general areas shown below. If you'd like to make a significant change to the route shown below, please contact the FSA coordinator. Decent-sized cities with at least some mapping are shown with red icons; these cities should be served by the primary routes shown. Known planned cities are shown with green icons; if the plan for your state changes or if there's a different city you'd wish to use on the map, feel free to correct or add it. Likely future city locations in future states are shown with black icons; these are purely theoretical and should not be assumed to be permanent locations of intersecting highways. Not all cities are shown, since intra-state routings are the sole responsibility of each individual state owner.

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Table of Route Numbers

Locations noted with an asterisk (*) are outside the FSA; the motorway is expected to serve a port of entry with the neighboring country listed. States listed with a slash (XX/XX) indicate an alignment that will need coordination between the two listed states to determine which state should have the primary route. This does not preclude a bypass route in the other state. States listed in parenthesis are optional states in the corridor, based on motorway routing.

All available route numbers must be released by the FSA Coordinator before mapping. See Talk page for more details. Bypass routes (FS-xxx) do not require approval before mapping and should not be listed below.

Major North-South Motorways of the FSA
Route Number Importance Status Major Cities States Notes
1 Primary Assigned Burton - Ann'harbor - Stanton - Huntington PA, FE, OK, CR, NC, PQ, AR, WH, NL/GL, CD Old Main Motorway
3 Secondary Available
5 Secondary Assigned Hope Harbor - Ann'harbor (- Finchburg - Xavier) AS, OK, AN
7 Secondary Available
9 Secondary Assigned Bonnaventure - Oswego - Blackstone (via FS-11) BC, AR, LA (via FS-11) Auxiliary route to connect with San Vegas
11 Primary Assigned AR045* - Union Harbor - Stanton - Lafayette - Rivertown - Morsboro - Yorksey - Unesia* 18, AS, CR, NC, PQ, AR, WH, NL, NA, BC, AR, AT, LA, 29 East Coast Motorway
13 Secondary Assigned (Stanton)- Blor - xxxx - *AR045 NC, AS
15 Secondary Assigned Oceansborough - Yorksey - Randalia* BC, LA, 29, 26 Northeast Corridor
17 Secondary Available
19 Secondary Available
21 Primary Assigned Union Harbor - Saint Jacobs - Huntington - New Annshire - Unesia* 18, NC, GL, CD, WT, CA, 26/29, 25 Inland Bypass Motorway
23 Secondary Available
25 Secondary Available
27 Secondary Available
29 Secondary Available
31 Primary Assigned AR045* - Greensville - Saint Jacobs - Huntington - New Annshire - Randalia* 18, NC, GL, CD, WT, 27, 26 East Face Motorway
33 Secondary Available
35 Secondary Available
37 Secondary Available
39 Secondary Available
41 Primary Assigned AR045* - Randalia* 37, NP, 35, 31/34, EM, AL West Face Motorway
43 Secondary Available
45 Secondary Available
47 Secondary Available
49 Secondary Available
51 Primary Reserved Reserved until additional development occurs in East Central Region
53 Secondary Available
55 Secondary Assigned AR045* - Kennedy - Fort Graham - Andreapolis 37, NP, 35, 34, WM, AL
57 Secondary Available
59 Secondary Assigned Lee - Lemmington - Beckford TL
61 Primary Assigned AR045* - Ohunkagan - Minneuka - Thinis - Alormen-47 MK, 51, PN, ME, (34), OQ, TJ, AL [River 2] Valley Motorway
63 Secondary Available
65 Secondary Available
67 Secondary Available
69 Secondary Available
71 Primary Assigned AR045* - Mennowa-F - Saint Joseph - Apricity - Byomrade - Palmerston City - AR027d* MK, 51, 48, ME, OQ, TJ, AL Central Plains Corridor
73 Secondary Available
75 Secondary Available
77 Secondary Available
79 Secondary Available
81 Primary Assigned AR045* - Kesanton - Franklinsburgh - Wallawaukee - Pike - Gleason - Dennison VN, SN, WA, OT, (SU), 45/46, RS, SA Southwest Corridor
83 Secondary Available
85 Secondary Assigned Miller - Donovan - Dennison (via FS-81) WA, 46, CL, SA
87 Primary Assigned Jundah - Los Reyes TA, 82, TM Cosperica Bypass Corridor
89 Secondary Available
91 Primary Assigned Franklinsburgh - Lake City - Bend - Portstown - Jundah - Santa Clarita - Mojaca SN, IN, MN, 47, CL, TA, 82, BE, CO West Coast Corridor
93 Secondary Tentative Ondassagam - Naexma* MN, IN Tentatively approved for use; number and routing may change once an owner of AR120-57 is identified.
95 Secondary Available
97 Secondary Available
99 Secondary Reserved 56 Reserved for a north-south corridor through AR120-56
Major East-West Motorways of the FSA
Route Number Importance Status Major Cities States Notes
2 Secondary Reserved Triaquie* - Saint-Armand - Duncanheim* LC Chanceux Coast Corridor
4 Secondary Reserved LC Reserved for an east-west route in northern Bas-Chanceux
6 Secondary Reserved 62 Reserved for an east-west route in AR120-62
8 Secondary Assigned Naexma* - Kesanton - AR045* VN Trans-Velena Motorway
10 Primary Assigned Lee - Greensville - Union Harbor - Hope Harbor - Burton TL, TI, 18, AS, 16, PA Southeast Corridor
12 Primary Assigned Yuris* - Aspera - Franklinsburgh - Marksville - Ohunkagan 56, IN, SN, MK Southlake Corridor
14 Secondary Available
16 Secondary Assigned Ann'harbor - Five Lakes - Hearthsbridge - [NC Capital] OK, CR, NC
18 Secondary Available
20 Primary Assigned Artenia* - Aspera - Lake City - Miller - Wallawaukee - Lee - Kennedy - Wasserstadt - Stanton - Newburyport - Warwick - Xavier 56, IN, MN, WA, SN, OT, SU, 51, TL, NP, NC, (AR), PQ, AN Southern Transcon
22 Secondary Assigned Belleville - points west NC, AR, GL
24 Secondary Assigned Lake City - Pike - Nordseehaven (via FS-20) MN, WA, (OT)
26 Secondary Available
28 Secondary Available
30 Primary Assigned Deodeca* - Gleason - Minneuka - Saint Jacobs - Lafayette 47, (MN), 46/WA, OT, SU, PN, ME, 35, GL, WT Central Transcon
32 Secondary Available
34 Secondary Available
36 Secondary Available
38 Secondary Available
40 Primary Reserved Reserved until additional development occurs in West Central Region
42 Secondary Available
44 Primary Assigned Lake City - Gleason - Mennowa-F - Huntington (via FS-50) MN, WA, OT, SU, ME, 34, EM, (31) Heartland Corridor
46 Secondary Available
48 Secondary Available
50 Primary Assigned Deodeca* - Bend - Saint Joseph - Thinis - Huntington - New Annshire - Morsboro CL, RS, OQ, WM, EM, 31, (GL), CD, WT, NA Northern Transcon
52 Secondary Available
54 Secondary Available
56 Secondary Available
58 Secondary Available
60 Primary Assigned Jundah - Dennison - Apricity - Alormen-42, Alormen-01 TA, SA, 72, TJ, AL Tauhon Pass Corridor
62 Secondary Available
64 Secondary Available
66 Secondary Available
68 Secondary Available
70 Primary Assigned Randalia* - Unesia* 26, (25), 29 Transnational Corridor
72 Secondary Available
74 Secondary Available
76 Secondary Available
78 Secondary Available
80 Primary Assigned Dennison - Byomrade - Randalia* SA, 73, AL Northeast Coast Corridor
82 Secondary Available
84 Secondary Available
86 Secondary Available
88 Secondary Available
90 Primary Assigned Gallego Bay - Mojaca - Santa Rosa - Aldileigh - Palmerston City - AR027d* CO, TM, 87, 74, 73, AL Northwest Coast Corridor
92 Secondary Available
94 Secondary Available
96 Secondary Available
98 Secondary Available

Development

System Name

System names were submitted and put up for ranked-choice voting. The following official names, colloquial names, and initials were considered:

  • National Autoroute System ("autoroutes", A)
  • Federal Highways for Commerce and Economy ("federal commerce highways", C)
  • Continental Highway System ("continental highways", C)
  • National Express Highway System ("expressways", E)
  • National Express Highway System ("expressways", X)
  • Federal Highway System ("federal highways", F)
  • Federal States National Freeway Network ("freeways", F)
  • Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network ("motorways", FS)
  • Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network ("motorways", M)
  • National Highway Network ("highways", H)
  • National Highway Network ("national highways", NH)
  • Interregional Superhighway Network ("interregionals", IR)
  • National Limited Access Highway Network ("limited access roads", L)
  • National Omni-State Transitive Roadway for Automotive Movement ("nostrams", N)
  • Federal Superhighway System ("superhighways", S)
  • Federal Interurban Superhighway Connector System ("urban connectors", UC)

FSA members were also asked if the network should be mapped without a lettered prefix, and if tolled highways should be labeled differently than non-tolled highways. In the case of the latter, members were also asked for their preferred way to label toll highways.

Voting

Round 1 Ballots

Round 1 Results

Valid ballots: 23
First-choice votes needed to win: 12
25% threshold for exhausted ballots: 6

Exhausted ballots: 0

Exhausted ballots: 0

Exhausted ballots: 2 (Fluffr Nuttr, Rhiney boi)

Exhausted ballots: 3 (Fluffr Nuttr, Rhiney boi, Ruadh)

Exhausted ballots: 6 (Fluffr Nuttr, Rhiney boi, Ruadh, histor, whateversusan, Alessa)

Prefix Labeling
Choice Votes Percentage
Yes 18 94.7%
No 1 5.3%
abstain 3 ----
Free/Toll Labeling
Choice Votes Percentage
Yes 15 75.0%
No 5 25.0%
abstain 3 ----
Toll Highway Labels
Choice Votes Percentage
T-xx 6 30.0%
TOLL _-xx 6 30.0%
_-xx (TOLL) 6 30.0%
_-xx (T) 1 5.0%
other 1 5.0%
abstain 3 ----

Round 2 Ballots

Round 2 Results

Valid ballots: 34
First-choice votes needed to win: 18

Screen 1 - Highways
Option First Choice Votes Second Choice Votes Third Choice Votes Results
autoroutes (A) 13 10 11
motorways (FS) 12 11 11
expressways (X) 9 13 12 Drop
Screen 2 - Highways
Option Reapportioned Votes Results
autoroutes (A) 16
motorways (FS) 18 Selected Option
Screen 1 - Tolls
Option First Choice Votes Second Choice Votes Third Choice Votes Results
TOLL _-xx 9 15 10
_-xx (TOLL) 18 14 2 Selected Option
T-xx 7 5 22

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State Highways

Guidelines for total length of motorways in each state

In order to keep the highway network of AR120 realistic, the following guidelines are recommended for total length of motorways in each state. These guidelines are not absolute rules and can be stretched considerably. However, if a state has a lot more miles than its guideline would recommend, then the owner should probably downgrade as appropriate.

Just like in the US, big states out west have fewer motorway miles, while small states in the east have more. Because motorway funding is limited, it is highly recommended to coordinate with the owners of neighboring states to plan the most efficient use of each state's transportation budget.

Highway Mapping Standards by State

Stolen from OGF:Tagging and rendering/highway. Eventually the FSA should have national standards; in the meantime, state mappers are encouraged to add their state to describe how they've been mapping their roadway networks.

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State motorway trunk primary secondary tertiary unclassified residential service
FlagofBoscainifornio.png Boscainifornio Fully access-controlled with full grade separation from railroads and other roads. Includes the F.S. Motorway network, freeway portions of the Boscainifornio State Highway System, and other fully access-controlled facilities. Major, high capacity arterial state highways with dual carriageways Major, lower capacity arterial state highways with either dual or single carriageways Minor, low capacity arterial roads with single carriageways (can be signed as state or county highways, or can be unsigned) Generally minor roads with a single carriageway. These roads are generally unsigned, but can occasionally be signed as state or county highways Indicates a private or semi-private road off of the official state or municipal road networks Rural roads with lower width and speed limits, as well as neighborhood roads and less important city streets Low-speed access roads and alleys. Also used for dedicated bus-only facilities in urban areas
Flag of culpepper.png Culpepper F.S. motorways and state-level dual carriageway, grade separated, controlled access highways that otherwise meet federal motorway standards Dual carriageway, high volume, high speed roads that do not meet federal motorway standards. They may have some at grade intersections and traffic lights. Major arterial roads with higher capacity and speeds (up to 50mph) than secondary roads. Arterial roads that are narrower with less capacity and lower speeds (up to 40mph). Minor roads that act as arterials for neighborhoods and small settlements. Unpaved gravel roads or rural roads Low speed roads in neighborhoods Private roads and access roads
Minnonigan Flag.png Minnonigan Fully access-controlled with full grade separation from railroads and other roads. Includes the F.S. Motorway network, freeway portions of the Minnonigan 900-series expressway system, and other fully access-controlled facilities. In rural areas, divided high-speed highways with limited access from cross-streets. Some major intersections may be grade-separated. In urban areas, generally denotes a high-volume, high-speed (above 50mph) roadway with six lanes or more that may or may not have a median. In rural areas, high-speed two-lane roads with full access to and from most cross-streets. In suburban and urban areas, generally denotes a high-volume roadway with four-to-six lanes with speed limits generally between 35mph and 50mph. In rural areas, similar two-lane cross-section as primary roads, but with lower volumes of traffic. In suburban and urban areas, generally denotes a mid- to high-volume roadway with two-to-four lanes with speed limits generally below 35mph. Urban and suburban collector roads to connect neighborhoods to higher-speed roadways. Generally two lanes with speed limits below 35mph. Rarely used in rural areas. Indicates a private or semi-private road off of the official state or municipal road networks, such as internal streets on college campuses, industrial facilities, or airports. All other roads, generally serving properties immediately adjacent to the road and rarely used for through traffic. Low-speed access roads and alleys. Also used for dedicated bus-only facilities in urban areas.
NCflag.png New Carnaby Federally funded highways State funded highways, most nearly motorway standard Major Arterial Roads; All state routes in New Carnaby are either trunk or primary roads Arterial roads; locally funded Connecting and residential roads that carry high volumes of vehicles Not used Roads, usually non-through-ways, that serve residential communities Privately owned (Public or Private sector) roads
Flag v2.png Newlynn Any controlled access highway featuring grade separation and access via on/off-ramps, this includes all FS Routes, and Newlynn state routes Any road that serves as a primary transportation corridor between two, or more, urban areas, including two-lane roadways, multi-lane roadways, and divided highways which may feature at-grade intersections and crossings and/or interchanges. Primary highway or arterial road that serve both urban and rural areas of the state. Lesser capacity arterial roads Sub-collector roads Unpaved roads All other roads that serves a local community Access roads, alleys
SvgFileService (1).svg Penquisset Federally funded highways State funded highways Major Arterial Roads; All Penquisset state routes are either trunk or primary roads Arterial roads; locally funded Connecting and residential roads that carry high volumes of vehicles Not used Roads, usually non-through-ways, that serve residential communities Privately owned (Public or Private sector) roads
PanasigFlag.pngPanasig All Federal States Motorways, the Panasig Turnpike, and the bypass of the PNT that goes around Krashpat Major PN-XX Routes Most PN-XX routes PN-XX Routes and Farm-Market Routes (PTFM-XX) Urban and suburban collector roads to connect neighborhoods to higher-speed roadways. Generally two lanes with speed limits below 35mph. Rarely used in rural areas. Indicates a private or semi-private road off of the official state or municipal road networks, such as internal streets on college campuses, industrial facilities, or airports. All other roads, generally serving properties immediately adjacent to the road and rarely used for through traffic, and some less important city streets. Low-speed access roads and alleys. Also used for dedicated bus-only facilities in urban areas.
RiopoderosNewFlag.pngRiopoderos This tag is given to only FS freeways. Trunk roads are all divided, limited-access highways other than FS freeways, including bypass routes and national park byways. US highway- equivalent routes, or important urban roads. Divided in urban areas. State highway- equivalent routes, most roads forming urban grid. Divided in urban areas other than city center. County highway important routes. May be busier or more well-maintained than most roads. Rarely divided. I don’t tend to use this tag. Most, if not all, other routes. Used for grids in land survey system as well. Driveways or parking lots, or roads within a building campus such as a school or factory.
Tempache flag.png Tempache All FS Routes and certain state routes that are high-speed, divided, and fully access-controlled. High-speed, limited-access, usually divided highways with at least two lanes in each direction. Certain high-capacity two-lane roads may qualify if other segments of the roadway are trunk or motorway. Major arterial routes typically connecting larger population areas. Minor arterial routes and routes connecting smaller towns. Low capacity minor routes that are lined and paved with at least one lane in each direction. Paved or unpaved lower capacity roads through rural areas. Paved lower capacity roads through urban areas. Private roads
TulpanenFlag.png Tulpanen All Federal States motorways, as well as other fully access controlled and grade separated dual-carriageways Divided, partially access controlled parkways or bypasses of towns that only have a single carriageway Major Tulpanen State Routes Other Tulpanen State Routes, or roads of much local significance that aren't part of the State Route System. Tulpanen State Routes of the least importance, as well as other roads of local significance. N/A Rural roads with lower width and speed limits, as well as neighborhood roads and less important city streets. Low-speed access roads and alleys.

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