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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:

Other relevant links:


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