Hi, what I am trying to do is join/merge/dissolve a line segment (part of one line feature class) to its closest shortest line (within the same feature)

Just a few points of clarification: - do the "closest" lines have to be distance = 0? - does every line segment need to be merged with one other line segment, or will some remain un-merged? - once a line segment is merged, does it become a candidate for other line segments to merge onto? - can you describe the steps (i.e. the algorithm) that…