4.6. — HSIP Technical Plan Executive Summary

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Key Steps

  • Projects are selected and prioritized following the CDOT Traffic Engineering Branch’s nationally recognized and FHWA-approved methodology.
  • The Regions use the statewide candidate list along with other information such as their own operational reviews, input from citizens, staff and city/county personnel as well as other ongoing or scheduled construction activities in order to determine the most feasible and beneficial candidate safety projects.

Handoffs and Coordination

  • Regions consider safety analysis conducted at the statewide level to inform their Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project prioritization efforts.
  • Candidate projects which are not on the state highway system are solicited from local authorities in coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the Special Highway Committee of the Colorado Counties, Inc. and the Colorado Municipal League.
  • The Traffic and Safety Engineering Office develops CDOT's Strategic Highway Safety Plan to assess the progress made in meeting various safety goals. The plan also guides CDOT safety investment, planning, and programming decisions related to highway safety by targeting high- and critical-priority safety problems.

4.6.2. — Key Policies

  • 23 CFR Part 924 and 490 – sets forth policy for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the comprehensive highway safety improvement program.
  • United States Code (USC), Sections 130, 148, 150, and 152.
  • Colorado Highway Safety Improvement Program Procedural Guide.