Creation of HSIP Secondary Roads program – Set aside $2 million in HSIP funding – Sought state aid grant to provide match – Offering design and construction inspection services to counties – Seek systemic improvements across one or multiple counties – Net zero cost to the counties Efforts to Reduce Crashes on County Roads in Iowa
Results of this Approach County System Louisa County, IA Black routes are the paved county roads Red dots are severe (fatal or major injury) crash location
Results of this Approach County System Louisa County, IA Yellow routes have a crash rate above the statewide average.
Results of this Approach County System Louisa County, IA Blue routes have a crash frequency above the statewide average.
Results of this Approach County System Louisa County, IA Green routes have a crash rate and crash frequency above the statewide average. Priority would be green routes then blue routes or yellow routes, black routes
Traffic Safety Improvement Program 10 SSite Specific Projects Includes construction projects to improve traffic safety and operations Annual funding varies, $5-$6 million generally TTraffic Control Device Projects For the purchase of traffic control device materials Annual funding is $500,000 TTraffic Safety Studies Includes transportation safety research, studies, and public information programs Annual funding is $500,000
ALL Town City Sign Program 11 Replace damaged, obsolete or substandard signs and signposts The program will provide up to $5,000 of signs and signposts per applying community on a first- come, first-served basis All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply even if they have already participated in a similar program in the past
Who is eligible to request funding? Iowa cities and counties without the resources of a staff traffic engineer — typically cities with populations less than 35,000 Safety studies and Roundabout reviews Qualifications for funding No local match is required. However, the applicant will be required to assist the consultant with data collection, if needed (as-built plans, traffic counts, street maps, crash reports, etc.) Type of submittal required Letter of request explaining the problem must be sent to the appropriate district local systems engineer Application amount TEAP will fund up to 100 hours of consultant time Traffic Engineering Assistance Program 12
Horizontal Curve Sign Program 13 Provides funding to counties for the purchase of curve warning and chevron signs Funds can be used to reimburse counties for purchases of advance warning signs, advisory speed plaques, chevrons, and arrows Beginning January 2013, posts and hardware are eligible to be reimbursed Maximum of $10,000 per applicant, per year may be awarded
Overhead Beacon Replacement Program 14 Replaces overhead beacons with post mounted beacons All public agencies may request funding for use on any public road An application form must be submitted and include a quote from a supplier of the beacons desired, location of the intersection where the beacons are planned to be replaced, and a timeline for the replacement