HR3 More Information & Useful Links
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), codified as section 148 of title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C §148), was elevated to a core program as a result of the passage of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Additionally, SAFETEA-LU introduced a new set-aside provision known as the High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) Program, codified as 23 U.S.C. §148(f). This program is a component of the HSIP and is set-aside after HSIP funds have been apportioned to the States.
23 U.S.C. §148(a)(1) defines a High Risk Rural Road:
“The term ‘high risk rural road’ means any roadway functionally classified as a rural major or minor collector or rural local road –
- on which the accident rate for fatalities and incapacitating injuries exceeds the statewide average for those functional classes of roadways; or
- that will likely have increases in traffic volume that are likely to create an accident rate for fatalities and incapacitating injuries that exceeds the statewide average for those functional classes of roadway.”
Below are some useful links to obtain more information or help:
- FHWA guidance for the High Risk Rural Roads program is available at: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/hrrrpattachment.htm
- Any roadway functionally classified as a rural major collector, a rural minor collector or a rural local road is eligible to compete for HR3 Program funds. Visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tsip/hseb/crs_maps/ to search and verify both the functional classification and urban/rural location of a roadway.
- Projects will be processed and implemented in accordance with the Federal procedures contained in the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual.
- The applicant must submit the original application and one copy to his/her respective Caltrans District Office, directed to the attention of the District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE).
Other relevant links:
- Caltrans Local Assistance Program Guidelines
- Caltrans Highway Design Manual
- California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)