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Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Funding

WSDOT Local Programs provides federal safety money to jurisdictions in Washington State to use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes. We analyze fatal and serious injury crash data and then request the jurisdictions that meet specific crash criteria to apply for funding.
 
Funds come from the Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Program in the Federal Transportation Act, currently known as Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST). FAST is the federal legislation for highway and transit programs. HSIP is a Federal Highway Administration program that is administered by Local Programs. The program requires that states program and spend safety funds according to their Strategic Highway Safety Plan . Washington State's plan is called Target Zero . Target Zero presents strategies to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes to zero by the year 2030. Serious injuries include broken bones other than minor bones (fingers/toes), major head trauma, internal injuries, loss of consciousness, etc. People with serious injuries typically need to visit a hospital, often by ambulance.  Learn more about HSIP.

Local Programs has three funding programs. The following provides information about projects that have been awarded in past years and current funding opportunities.

For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

  

1. City Safety Program


Goal

The goal of the program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on:

  • city streets in cities of any population
  • state highways that serve as arterials within cities with population above 25,000.

Funded projects

For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

Future funding


No funding is available at this time. We anticipate offering a call for projects in 2018 or sooner. Please check back later for more information.

For more information 

Contact the Traffic Services Manager .
 
  

2. County Safety Program


Goal

The goal of the program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on county roads in counties with a prioritized local road safety plan.

Funded projects

For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

Future funding


No funding is available at this time. We anticipate offering a call for projects in 2017 or sooner. Please check back later for more information.

For more information

Contact the Technical Services Manager .

  

3. City/County Corridor Safety Program


Goal

The goal of the City/County Corridor Safety Program is to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions in local communities in Washington State. The program uses low cost, near term solutions to improve traffic safety. These include engineering, enforcement, education, encouragement, and emergency services solutions.

Funding Source

Local Programs provides funding for engineering solutions. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission and our partners provide grants and resources for enforcement, education, encouragement, and emergency services solutions. Besides federal HSIP funds, operational funds through WSDOT's Q program and also local (city/county) funds are used to fund the projects.

Our Partners

Local Programs and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission  run the program with the following partners:

  • Local citizens
  • Local businesses
  • Local schools and other organizations
  • Local leaders
  • State Patrol, sheriff offices, and police departments
  • State Liquor Control Board
  • State Department of Licensing
  • State and county health departments
  • State, county, and city public works departments
  • Federal Highway Administration as a funding partner

Current Projects

  • City of Seattle - Lake City Way (SR 522)
  • City of Union Gap and City of Yakima - 1st Street/Main Street and Nob Hill Boulevard

Completed Projects

  • City of Seattle - Aurora Corridor (SR 99), 2008-2011
  • City of Seattle - Rainier Avenue South, 2006-2008
  • City of Vancouver- Fourth Plain Traffic Safety Corridor, 2004-2006
  • City of Vancouver - NE 112th Ave, 2009-2011
  • City of Vancouver - Mill Plain Traffic Safety Corridor, 2006-2008
  • Kittitas County - Kittitas/Vantage Highways, 2004-2008
  • Skagit County - SR 9 to SR 5 Corridor, 2008-2011

For more information

Contact the Technical Services Manager .