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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-SA-14-075

2. Government Accession No.


3. Recipient's Catalog No.


4. Title and Subtitle

Manual for Selecting Safety Improvements on High Risk Rural
Roads

5. Report Date

August 2014

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Jennifer E. Atkinson, Brian E. Chandler, Vernon Betkey, Karen Weiss, Karen Dixon, Anna Giragosian, Kelly Donoughe, and Cara O'Donnell

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
11251 Roger Bacon Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Subconsultant: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

Contract No. DTFH61-10-D-00024, Task
Order No. T-12-006

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Manual for Selecting Safety Improvements on
High Risk Rural Roads
September 2012 through August 2014

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

FHWA HSA

15. Supplementary Notes

James Dahlem (james.dahlem@dot.gov), Office of Safety Technologies, served as the Technical Manager for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The following FHWA staff members contributed as technical working group members, reviewers, and/or provided input or feedback to the project at various stages: Jeffrey Shaw, Erin Kenley, Beth Alicandri, Nick Artimovich, Joseph Cheung, Brian Fouch, Becky Crowe, Rosemarie Anderson, Karen Scurry, Rob Ritter, Cathy Satterfield, and Gabe Rousseau. Additionally, many individual safety partners representing Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies and professional associations made significant contributions to this project; special thanks to Joseph Bonga (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Richie Beyer (Elmore County, Alabama), Matthew Enders (Washington DOT), Dave Brand (National Association of County Engineers; Madison County, Ohio), Marie Walsh (National Local Technical Assistance Program Association; Louisiana LTAP), Brian Roberts (National Association of Counties), Greg Parker (American Public Works Association), Ken Mammen (Utah DOT), and Joe Marek (Clackamas County, Oregon).

16. Abstract

This manual provides information on the costs and benefits of safety treatments on high-risk rural roads (HRRR). Agencies can use this manual to determine the following information on the treatments: Safety benefits; Costeffectiveness comparison of safety treatments; Applicability of treatment deployment with respect to identified need; and Initial and reoccurring maintenance costs associated with countermeasure installation. In addition, this manual provides information on the decision-making process necessary to identify treatments.

17. Key Words

High Risk Rural Roads, Safety Treatments, Safety Management, Safety Funding Sources

 

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No of Pages

176

22. Price

N/A

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.

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