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Integrating the HSM into the Highway Project Development Process - Foreword

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-SA-11-50

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient’s Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Integrating the HSM into the Highway Project Development Process

5. Report Date

 

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Van Schalkwyk, I.; Wemple, E.A., and Neuman, T.R.

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02140

10. Work Unit No.

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH61-05-D-00026-T-10-001

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

FHWA: Esther Strawder, Office of Safety (COTM)

16. Abstract

This guide provides examples of opportunities for integrating the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual into the project development process. This includes integrating methods from the Highway Safety Manual into planning, alternatives development and analysis, design, operations, and maintenance. The guide provides a description of each of these steps in the project development process, and then provides a discussion of the methods from the Highway Safety Manual, and in some cases other resources, that support these steps. The application of safety analysis tools such as the Integrated Highway Safety Design Model, SafetyAnalyst, the CMF Clearinghouse, and example spreadsheet tools are discussed. Resources from FHWA and NCHRP are also presented. The purpose of this guide is to provide the practitioners with examples and ideas for integrating safety performance measures into the project development process.

17. Key Words

safety, Highway Safety Manual

18. Distribution Statement

19. Security Classif. (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classif. (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No of Pages

42

22. Price

N/A

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