Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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A. 
The Town Engineer shall determine and designate into which of the three following classifications each proposed subdivision road falls on the basis of one or more of the criteria hereinafter set forth and in accordance with the Town Development Plan:
(1) 
Major or through road.
(2) 
Commercial or industrial road.
(3) 
Local road.
B. 
Final plans shall be drawn to show and the developer shall construct each road in accordance with the particular specifications for its designated classification as also hereinafter set forth, as well as in accordance with the specifications common to all classifications.
Criteria for major or through roads shall be as follows:
A. 
The proposed road is the direct and logical continuation of an existing highway that carried 500 or more heavy and light vehicles during a twelve-hour period as shown on the latest traffic count;
B. 
The proposed road creates a shorter and more convenient through traffic artery so that it can be reasonably expected that traffic will be diverted from other major streets to such an extent that it will reach at least 500 cars in 12 hours two years after opening; or
C. 
The proposed road could logically be expected to become a major street because of future construction or other foreseeable circumstances.
Criteria for commercial or industrial roads shall be as follows:
A. 
The proposed road is in an area zoned for commerce or industry;
B. 
The proposed road is on or so close to the dividing line between a residential and a commercial or industrial area that it may reasonably be expected to carry a substantial volume of heavy vehicles;
C. 
The proposed road creates a shorter and more convenient route between a commercial or industrial area and a major traffic artery; or
D. 
The proposed road for any other reason may be expected to carry a substantial volume of commercial or industrial traffic.
Criteria for local roads shall be as follows:
A. 
The proposed road shall not be or be reasonably expected to become a through, commercial or industrial road;
B. 
The proposed road is not or cannot reasonably be expected to become a continuation or extension of a road of one of the two above-described classifications (should such be the case, the proposed road shall take the classification of the road of which it is a continuation or extension); or
C. 
The proposed road does not or cannot reasonably be expected to carry a substantial volume of traffic.