What is the
Highway Safety Improvement Program?
HSIP is a federal-aid funding program designed to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
The object of this program is to identify, implement and evaluate cost effective construction safety projects.
The Federal government contributes 90 to 100 percent for certain safety improvements
Safety Funding Links
- Institute of Transporation Engineers
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Federal Highway Administration
- Center for Excellence in Rural Safety
Safety Planning Links
- Strategic Highway Safety Plan
- Road Safety Plans
- Road Safety Audits
- Intersection Control Evaluation
- Statewide Transportation Plan (20-year)
- State Transportation Improvement Program
Traffic Safety Navigation
Traffic Engineering Sites
Can local government get funding for low cost highway improvements?
The Federal government has set aside $40 million (in 2009) for local governments (state, local and tribes) safety projects. Specific regulations must be followed to apply for the funds.
Applications and forms to apply for funding will be available later this year.
The following files may assist in the application process, including calculations, reference materials/examples and "Frequently Asked Questions".
- Worksheet (Excel)
- Top 5 percent Report (PDF)
- Frequently ask questions about the application process updated: Jan. 17, 2008 (PDF)
- Wright County Rural Intersection Lighting Policy (PDF)
- Crash Reduction Factors Clearinghouse