California Department of Transportation

High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) Program

SAFETEA-LU (the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) introduced a new safety program called the High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) Program. These provisions have been replaced by the new federal surface transportation act, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21), was signed into law on July 6, 2012. Under MAP-21, the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) remains as one of the core federal-aid programs. The High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) Program is part of the HSIP Program in MAP-21, not a set-aside as in the previous federal surface transportation act.

Only those roads that are functionally classified as rural major collector, rural minor collector, or rural local road are eligible within the HR3 Program.

For the 5-year funding duration under SAFETEA-LU (2004/2005 2008/2009), Caltrans solicited candidate HR3 projects twice. Click on the link below for a listing of approved projects.

Starting in 2012, Caltrans now combines the call for HSIP and HR3 projects. Information on HR3 eligible projects for 2012 or after is available on the HSIP website link, shown below.

This page last updated on May 6, 2014