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Implementing the High Risk Rural Roads Program

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Appendix F: 23 U.S.C. §148 (f) High Risk Rural Roads Program

TITLE 23--HIGHWAYS

CHAPTER 1—FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

Sec. 148. Highway safety improvement program

(a) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) High risk rural road.—The term "high risk rural road" means any roadway functionally classified as a rural major or minor collector or a rural local road--

(A) on which the accident rate for fatalities and incapacitating injuries exceeds the statewide average for those functional classes of roadway; or

(B) that will likely have increases in traffic volume that are likely to create an accident rate for fatalities and incapacitating injuries that exceeds the statewide average for those functional classes of roadway.

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(f ) High Risk Rural Roads.—
(1) In general.—After making an apportionment under section 104(b)(5) for a fiscal year beginning after September 30, 2005, the Secretary shall ensure, from amounts made available to carry out this section for such fiscal year, that a total of $90,000,000 of such apportionment is set aside by the States, proportionally according to the share of each State of the total amount so apportioned, for use only for construction and operational improvements on high risk rural roads. (2) Special rule.—A State may use funds apportioned to the State pursuant to this subsection for any project under this section if the State certifies to the Secretary that the State has met all of State needs for construction and operational improvements on high risk rural roads.

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