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Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads Program

The Local Safety Program (LSP) provides funds to counties and municipalities for the improvement of high crash intersections and other safety improvements. Projects are selected by the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the North Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (NJTPO), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Projects supported by this program have included new and upgraded traffic signals, signage, pedestrian indications, crosswalks, curb ramps, pavement markings and other improvements to increase the safety of drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The High Risk Rural Roads Program (HRRRP) provides federal funds for construction improvements to address safety problems on roadways that are classified as rural major collectors, rural minor collectors or rural local roads. Projects are selected by the three MPOs in coordination with the NJDOT. Projects supported by this program have included skid-resistant surface treatments, guiderails, reflective pavement markings, rumble strips (produces noise and vibration to alert drivers when they leave the traveled way) and rumble stripes (retroreflective coating painted on rumble strips to increase the visibility of the pavement edge), safety edge, enhance and advanced warning signs.

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  Last Updated:  November 17, 2015