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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 that jurisdictions that meet specific crash criteria 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 current funding opportunities and projects that have been awarded in past years. For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.  

1. Innovative Safety Program 


Current funding

A call for projects is open. Get more information.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on public roads using one or more specific engineering improvements/countermeasures, which are:

  • High friction surface treatments
  • Intersection conflict warning systems
  • Projects to increase traffic signal operations or visibility
  • Compact roundabouts

WSDOT considers these four improvements/countermeasures to be low cost, able to be delivered quickly, and to have a high potential to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions. Therefore, these are technologies WSDOT is trying to more widely implement across the state.

For more information 

Contact the Traffic Services Manager .

2. City Safety Program


Purpose

The purpose of this 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 early 2018.

For more information

Contact the Traffic Services Manager .




3. County Safety Program


Purpose

The purpose of this 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 early 2017.

For more information

Contact the Technical Services Manager .