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Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Funding

WSDOT Local Programs provides federal safety funds to jurisdictions in Washington State to use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes. 
 
Funds come from the Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Program in the Federal Transportation Act, currently known as Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST). FAST is the federal legislation for highway and transit programs. The program requires that states program and spend safety funds according to their Strategic Highway Safety Plan . Washington State's plan is called Target Zero Learn more about HSIP.

Local Programs administers the share of Washington State's funds for local jurisdictions and has the three federal safety funding programs listed below. Learn about other types of federal and state funding programs. 

1. County Safety Program

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on county roads in counties with a prioritized local road safety plan.

Funded projects: For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

Next call for projects: We will offer a call for projects in late February 2017, and in future odd numbered years. Applications will be due in May 2017 for the next call.

For more information:
Contact the Technical Services Manager .


2. City Safety Program


Purpose: The purpose of this program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on:

  • city streets in cities of any population
  • state highways that serve as arterials within cities with population above 25,000.

Funded projects: For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

Next call for projects: No funding is available at this time. We anticipate offering a call for projects in early 2018 and in future even number years.

For more information: Contact the Traffic Services Manager .


3. Innovative Safety Program

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on public roads using one or more specific engineering improvements/countermeasures, which are:

  • High friction surface treatments: Word file (docx 51 kb) or pdf file (pdf 152 kb)
  • Intersection conflict warning systems: Word file (docx 53 kb) or pdf file (pdf 156 kb)
  • Projects to increase traffic signal operations or visibility: Word file (docx 55 kb) or pdf file (pdf 158 kb)
  • Compact roundabouts: Word file (docx 54 kb) or pdf file (pdf 156 kb)

WSDOT considers these four improvements/countermeasures to be low cost, able to be delivered quickly, and to have a high potential to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions. Therefore, these are technologies WSDOT is trying to more widely implement across the state.

Funded projects: For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a Local Project feature.

Future funding: No funding will be available in the near future.

For more information: Contact the Traffic Services Manager