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Highway Safety Improvement Program

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(23 USC 148 Requirements)

Definitions

Program

PURPOSE—The purpose of the highway safety improvement program shall be to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads.

Eligibility

Eligible Projects

Flexible Funding for States with a Strategic Highway Safety Plan

High Risk Rural Roads

Elimination of Hazards Relating to Railway-Highway Crossings

Reports

Federal Share of Highway Safety Improvement Projects —

Except as provided in sections 120 and 130, the Federal share of the cost of a highway safety improvement carried out with funds apportioned to a State under the Highway Safety Improvement Program shall be 90 percent.

Apportionment Formula

Transition

High Risk Rural Roads

23USC130 as Amended by SAFETEA-LU
(Title I, Subtitle D, Section 1401)
Elimination of Hazards Relating to Railway-Highway Crossings


1 The FHWA has defined the following grade crossing improvements as “protective devices”: installation of standard signs and pavement markings; installation or replacement of active warning devices; upgrading active warning devices, including track circuit improvements and interconnections with highway traffic signals; crossing illumination; crossing surface improvements; general site improvements.

Page last modified on October 15, 2014.
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