Overview Of The Highway Safety Plan Process


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TIMEFRAME


PURPOSE

Traffic Safety Problem
Identification Activities
September
Analyze data – causes and trends. Define problems and problem areas of state.
 

ITSC/Staff Planning Session
October
Review focus areas, goals and funding ranges. Modify as necessary and supportable by data analysis. Determine and approve funding distribution for focus area, and overall direction of program.
 

Grant Application Period
December/January
Provide notice of fund availability and solicit applications for targeted problem areas.
 
Draft
Highway Safety Plan
March/April
Clarify project proposals, prioritize projects, and develop draft language and spending plans.
 


ITSC Approval
April
ITSC formal approval of Highway Safety Plan. Last preparations before submittal to Transportation Board within the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.
 
Transportation Board
Approval
June
Formal approval is through the Transportation Board.
 

Submit to NHTSA and FHWA
July
 
HSPP due NHTSA/FHWA.
 

Projects Start
October

Field implementation once funding is received.

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