Excellence in Transportation Award:
ITD District 6, in partnership with DKS Associates, has undertaken an innovative pilot program for safety analysis and planning on its rural corridors. The pilot
program includes the application of a new method for evaluation and prioritization
The pilot program has demonstrated the usefulness of the new method for identifying the highest priority locations for safety improvements and for evaluating the potential safety benefits of candidate projects. The new Highway Safety Manual procedures have provided the basic methodology for estimating, for any future year, the number and severity of crashes for segments, and for intersections on the state highway system in Idaho using traffic forecasts produced in the preparation of corridor plans.
The results of the Highway Safety Manual procedures have supported the
District 6 roadway geodatabase, referred to as the “Visualization Tool,” which
helps the agency develop and display a rating of “Corridor Health” by segment
and supplements the procedures of the Highway Capacity Manual in the