Example Intersection Safety Implementation Plan
Key First Steps
There are several key first steps that need to be taken before actual countermeasure implementation activities begin.
- The draft implementation plan should be presented to the Districts and other affected Headquarters organizations to share, review, provide input, and accept the content.
- The funding level needed to fully implement the plan ($52 million over 4 years) may pose a funding problem for the State DOT when taking other safety priorities and obligation limits into consideration. A financial analysis needs to be undertaken to identify the probable level of available Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds, 402 funding for the education and enforcement components, and other safety funds that may be available to finance this initiative considering committed safety projects currently programmed. In addition, some of the countermeasures, such as the sign and marking enhancements on State highways, may be considered for implementation by District Offices without Federal funds.
- Upon review, acceptance, and modification of the Intersection Safety Implementation Plan by the Districts and affected Headquarters organizations and completion of the financial analysis, the final draft intersection implementation plan should be presented to State DOT upper management for acceptance, modification, or rejection. Once guidance is received, the Intersection Safety Implementation Plan and the SHSP need to be reviewed and potentially updated to reflect the guidance provided.
It is projected that items 1 through 3 can be accomplished within the next 6 months, and implementation activities can then commence. The State Safety Engineer will lead the completion of these steps.