4.18. — Strategic Safety Executive Summary

Key Steps

The Strategic Safety Program addresses the need for preventative and systemic safety efforts that have immediate benefits to safety. Examples of systemic statewide safety improvements include six-inch striping, interstate cable rail, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, variable speed limits, and Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) compliant guardrail. 

There are two primary categories for safety improvements. The first is to reduce the frequency of lane departure crashes. The second category is to reduce the severity and fatalities of lane departure crashes. 

Upgrading striping to six-inches is currently the highest priority investment for Strategic Safety Program funds.  

Handoffs & Coordination

The program is managed by the Traffic Safety and Engineering Services (TSE) Branch. The TSE team is responsible for the project selection process The project selection process begins with requests from the Regions for funding for Strategic Safety Program eligible projects. A request form for the regions to use is currently being developed. The TSE team reviews the requests and approves funding for projects based on eligibility for the program, time of implementation, and available funding.

Regions set priorities and select projects that are eligible for funding and complement statewide Strategic Safety Program investment strategies. Projects are then submitted to headquarters. After approval, regions construct or contract out projects to be built.

Key Asset Policies

  • Transportation Commission Resolution 19-04-17