LTAP 006 - LRSP Local Road Safety Improvement Program

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

Kentucky has been selected to participate in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Association of County Engineers (NACE) program to develop a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) with local governments. A Local Road Safety Plan provides a framework for organizing stakeholders, identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing roadway safety improvements on local roads. The process of developing an LRSP can be tailored to local protocols, needs, and issues. Plans should be viewed as a living document that can be continually reviewed and updated to reflect changing local needs and priorities. Safety Plan The Technology Transfer Program (T2) will employ an engineer with expertise in traffic and safety engineering to work directly with locals to assist in the development of a local road safety plan. The individual will have extensive knowledge in traffic and safety. T2 will identify and provide locals with the following: • Crash data and mapping • HIS (Highway information system) database. KYTC collects some roadway geometry and traffic data for collector and arterial streets even if maintained by local government. • Road Safety Audits (RSA) • Traffic volumes. There is limited traffic volumes and would require a study or estimate. • Technical Assistance in analyzing data, identifying safety issues and prioritizing local roads safety improvements. We will encourage local governments to research additional safety information through their maintenance logs and with their transportation committees. Other data can be discovered through communications with the sheriff’s office and public school transportation officials. High emphasis will be placed on reducing roadway departure crashes and/or reducing the risk factors for such crashes along High Risk Rural Roads (any rural major collector or rural minor collector or rural local road with significant safety risks as defined in the Kentucky Strategic Highway Safety Plan). Statistics from the Analysis of Traffic Crash Data in Kentucky (2013-2017), along with other analyses will be used to assist in implementing a systematic approach to safety. T2 will also utilize the United States Road Assessment Program (usRAP) for analyzing the safety of a roadway and generating data-driven solutions for correcting hazards. Existing or newly-collected video of a road network is coded in 100-meter segments, and software, known as ViDA, outputs star ratings on a familiar 1-5 scale (for each star increase, the socioeconomic cost of crashes is halved on that road section). usRAP is NOT a substitute for professional engineering studies, Road Safety Audits (RSAs), or other activities performed by highway agencies and traffic engineers.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/18/1912/31/24

Funding

  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $113,446.00

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