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HSIP Eligible Systemic Improvements

The following is a list of approved traffic safety low-cost improvements that are typically eligible to be constructed using the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  Many of these improvements are utilized on state and US highways and are recommended for use on local roads as well.  The Local Highway Safety Programs tile contains an application form to apply for systemic project eligibility.

  1. Conduct inventory of traffic signs and upgrade warning and regulatory signs to meet MUTCD retroreflectivity requirements
  2. Improve the visibility of curves by upgrading curve warning signs and markings
  3. Improve visibility of unsignalized intersections by installing upgraded/new warning devices
  4. Install vehicle activated advanced warning systems at rural, unsignalized intersections
  5. Install new pedestrian crosswalk warning signs, flashing beacons or special pavement markings
  6. Install or upgrade pedestrian curb ramps and refuge areas at areas of high conflict between pedestrians and vehicular traffic
  7. Install pedestrian push button Countdown And Audible (APS) heads on traffic signals
  8. Make changes to yellow interval traffic signal timing or signal interconnect to improve safety
  9. Upgrade traffic signals to a minimum of one signal head per travel lane
  10. Install black backing plates with reflective border on all traffic signal heads
  11. Install UPS battery backup (emergency power) systems at traffic signal locations for continuous use during power outages
  12. Install emergency vehicle pre-emption systems at traffic signal locations to reduce response times and increase safety as the emergency vehicles pass through intersections
  13. Improve visibility of intersections by providing lighting
  14. Improve sight distance at intersections by installing slotted left turn lanes
  15. Install or upgrade passive or new active warning devices at railroad crossings
  16. Install railroad pre-emption systems at signalized intersections that are within the influence area of crossing railroad trains
  17. Install new centerline or edge line pavement markings on unmarked roadways
  18. Install raised medians for access control at intersections and roadway segments
  19. Add centerline and/or edge line rumble stripes (pavement markings over the rumble) to rural roads
  20. Complete road diet projects at locations that can be accomplished through the use of signs and pavement markings (Not Applicable to pavement reconstruction or geometric modifications)
  21. Add FHWA recommended High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) to spot locations
  22. Upgrade guardrail end treatments to current standards
  23. Install guardrails or median barriers at locations where none existed previously
  24. Install median cable barrier systems on divided roads with grass medians
  25. Remove or shield permanent roadside safety obstructions

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