Collector roads connect traffic from smaller local roads with larger arterials with the intention to provide better access to adjacent lands. They are characterized by moderate speeds and traffic volume in the thousands of trips per day. Collector roads are further identified as rural or urban and minor or major. MaineDOT determines Collector classification based on adjacent land use, traffic volume (Annual Average Daily Traffic aka AADT), traffic length, how the road fits in the large road network, and route spacing. Some examples of collector roads in the PACTS region include Waterman Drive or Highland Avenue in South Portland, Route 115 in Yarmouth, Payne Road in Scarborough, or Maple Street in Saco.
If a Municipality feels that the function of a road has changed, please submit a written request to MaineDOT or contact the PACTS project manager for assistance with that process.
PACTS regularly performs pavement condition assessments of the collector roads in the PACTS region to develop a prioritized list of pavement preservation candidates for the PACTS Pavement Preservation and Municipal Partnership Initiative programs. See the most recent pavement condition assessment (2020) along with pavement condition projections for 2022-2024, available here.