Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (LHSIP)
Beginning in fiscal year 2014, approximately $3.7 million dollars has been allocated in the Idaho Transportation Improvement Program for the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (LHSIP). The LHSIP is the Local Highway Jurisdiction portion of the state’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which was established in the Federal Transportation Act SAFTEA-LU and continued in MAP-21. The LHSIP, like the national HSIP, requires that the analysis of the data determines the locations and the level of funding allowed to be used within each agency. LHTAC uses a formula consisting of lane miles, vehicle miles traveled and fatal/severe crash totals to distribute the money throughout the ITD districts. This program is federally funded and requires a 7.34% local match.
Using five years of crash data, the 12 jurisdictions with the highest amount of Fatal and Serious A Injury crashes per ITD district are identified. These jurisdictions are eligible to apply for LHSIP project funds. (See the link below.)
For program questions please contact Laila Kral at (208) 344-0565, (800) 259-6841, or email at email@example.com.
2016 Application Process
The completed application must be submitted to LHTAC by 4:00pm MST Friday, February 7, 2014.
The local portion of funding is distributed as follows:
- District 1 – $503,467
- District 2 – $340,808
- District 3 – $1,173,465
- District 4 – $671,934
- District 5 – $546,068
- District 6 – $540,258
Analyzing the Data
- The crash data is available online at http://gis.lhtac.org/safety or by visiting http://lhtac.org/programs/lhsip/, scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting “Crash data”.
- Once you have accessed the site, select your ITD District, and then your jurisdiction in the upper left corner.
- The map will zoom to your Local Highway Jurisdiction and the crashes can be viewed. You may select an individual crash, or using the mouse, select a group of crashes. Crash information will display below the map.
- You may sort your crash information by selecting any of the headings.
- You may filter crash data by selecting “Crash Filters” from the top left corner.
(If assistance is needed, please contact Matthew Syphus, Craig Herndon or Laila Kral)
- Determine the type of crash you would like to address with your improvement.
- Count amount of each type of crash severity in desired area/location of safety improvements (Fatal, Type A, Type B, Type C, PDO).
- Using your experience, area knowledge, and the FHWA Crash Reduction Factor Toolkits, select a Crash Reduction Counter Measure and Crash Reduction Factor (CRF) for the area/location you have chosen to address. You may propose implementing more than one Counter Measure in an area. The CRFs will be added together but are capped at a total CRF of 60% (will automatically add and cap at 60% on application).
- We highly encourage you to look at systemic (grouped location or corridors) solutions rather than single site locations. Example: Using crash data at one intersection and applying solutions to multiple intersections with the same characteristics.
- If you cannot determine what counter measure is appropriate, please contact Laila Kral at LHTAC for assistance.
- A small amount of funds may be used Road Safety Audits. Contact LHTAC for more information.
Completing the Application
- Complete the application with data collected in steps 1-3. The top portion is LHJ contact information.
Please access application online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy to be emailed to you.
- Line 1 – Type of project (Single Site, Systemic, or Road Safety Audit)
- Line 2 – Number of Fatal Crashes
- Line 3 – Number of Type A Crashes
- Line 4 – Number of Type B Crashes
- Line 5 – Number of Type C Crashes
- Line 6 – Number of Property Damage Only (PDO) Crashes
- Line 7 – Counter Measure 1, Crash Reduction Factor 1, Service Life 1, Project Cost 1
- Line 8 – Counter Measure 2, Crash Reduction Factor 2, Service Life 1, Project Cost 2
- Line 9 – Counter Measure 3, Crash Reduction Factor 3, Service Life 1, Project Cost 3
- Please note that project cost should include Environmental, LHTAC, CE&I and ITD portion of cost. Cost adjustments can be made by LHTAC staff after the application has been received.
- RESULT (Red Box) – Automatically calculated Cost/Benefit Ratio.
- Estimated LHJ Cost (Orange Box) – Automatically calculated cost of Local Match (7.34%) based on total Project Cost.
- Complete a one page project description explaining need, location, type of counter measure, calculated match amount and other pertinent information to your project.
- Complete the ITD 1150 form with project costs for your proposed project.
- Include one page vicinity map showing project location(s).
- Funded projects are for the Fiscal Year 2016. The projects are federally funded and require a 7.34% local match. At this time, Right-of-Way acquisition cannot be part of the funding. Funds can be used for design and/or construction. Please include estimated match amount in your one page project description.
- All projects must meet Federal and State standards, warrants and ADA requirements.
Limits & Exclusions
- Applications for projects must include a Fatal or Serious Injury crash. Projects without a Fatal or Serious Injury Crash will be removed from consideration.
- You cannot apply to improve an intersection or location if that location has previously been awarded LHSIP funds.
- If applying for a signal, a warrant analysis must have been completed, and warrants must be met.
- If applying for a project at the intersection of a state road, the LHJ must have been in contact with ITD and ITD must agree to pay their appropriate share.
The completed project application must be submitted to LHTAC by 4:00pm MST Friday, February 7, 2014.
2016 LHSIP Application (MS Excel, updated 11-1-2013)
ITD 1150 Form (MS Excel, updated 11-1-2013)
Crash data (online)
Intersection Workbook (PDF)
Traffic Signals Workbook (PDF)
Previous Awards (PDF, updated 10-02-2013)