MADERA COUNTY—The United States Department of Transportation has awarded Madera County $492,000 to implement a Rural County Comprehensive Safety Action Plan Development Project. This grant is one of 473 Action Plan Grants awarded throughout the United States funded through the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) grant program.
The County of Madera will use the SS4A award to develop a new comprehensive safety action plan that is directed toward the prevention of fatalities and serious injuries on Madera County roadways. Simultaneously, the County is in the process of finalizing a Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP) that analyzes the county’s collision history while also identifying the crash trends on the roadway network. The SSARP is utilized to identify project areas for state and federal Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) grant projects.
The Comprehensive Safety Action Plan funded here is similar in its goal to prevent fatalities and serious injuries yet go further than an SSARP to achieving an ambitious percentage reduction, as well as eventual elimination of roadway fatalities and serious injuries within a locality or region.
Madera County hopes its efforts to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan with federal SS4A funding will help identify future priority projects and strategies that will improve safety for all roadway users.
“Roadway safety is a priority of the Board of Supervisors. This is an exciting opportunity to identify priorities for future projects towards improving our Madera County roads” –Madera County Chief of Development Services, Matthew Treber