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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 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. Innovative Safety Program 


 

More information about this program is coming soon.


Goal

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

  • city-owned streets in cities of any population.
  • state highways that serve as arterials within cities with population above 25,000.
  • county roads in counties.
  • tribal roads

The specific countermeasures include:

  • high friction surface treatments
  • intersection conflict warning systems
  • traffic signal operations/visibility improvements
  • compact roundabouts

Future funding

We anticipate offering a call for projects in spring 2016 for $25 million in funding available in fall 2016. 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. Please check back later for more information.

For more information

Contact the Technical Services Manager .


3. 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. Please check back later for more information.

For more information

Contact the Traffic Services Manager .