2019 Call for Safety Applications
Have you ever wanted to correct a road that has been accident-prone by widening its shoulders or adding centerline rumble strips? Have you ever wanted to make intersection safety improvements, such as improving lighting, stopping sight distance, and clear vision corners? What about optimizing traffic and pedestrian signals?
Now is your chance! The Michigan Department of Transportation will be distributing federal funds from the fiscal year (FY) 2019 High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) program, part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program.
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), systemic safety looks beyond the location-specific causes of crashes and, rather, evaluates risks across an entire road network (https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/systemic/index.cfm). Predictive methods can be used to determine crash frequency and average crash potential for a particular site (https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/systemic/fhwasa13019/appx.cfm).
Applications for the 2019 Call for Safety Projects are due by August 7, 2017.
What you’ll need:
- Cover letter overviewing your proposed project and the crash pattern that it will remedy
- MDOT Form 1627
- MDOT Time of Return (TOR) Analysis
- Detailed cost estimate or Michigan Engineers Resource Library (MERL) estimate)
- Map showing project location(s)
For more information, visit MDOT's Safety Program sites: