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Grant Application Submittal for Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP)
Posted on 01/29/2020
LSRP Development Process

Local Roadway Safety Plan

On December 20, 2019, staff submitted a Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) grant application to Caltrans for review and consideration for grant funding. The City applied for the maximum amount, $72,000 per application, which includes an $8,000 local match by City, for a total project cost of $80,000, which has been approved by Caltrans. The State funds are awarded to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. When awarded, the agency has three years to complete the LRSP. 

Federal regulations requires each state to have a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The LRSP is a means for the state to provide cities with an opportunity to address unique roadway safety needs in their jurisdiction while contributing to the overall success of the state’s SHSP. The grant will be used to develop an LRSP for San Ramon that will complement the State’s commitment to reduce traffic-related deaths and severity of injuries by creating a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety improvements and actions on local roads. 

The LRSP will incorporate the 4Es of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services. Preparation of an LRSP will provide an opportunity to collaborate with City departments, local agencies, stakeholders, and leaders to champion solutions towards this commitment. Once the LRSP is completed, it is expected the Plan will be updated/validated at least every five years. 

A LRSP (or its equivalent such as Systemic Safety Analysis Report (SSAR) or Vision Zero Action Plan) will be required for an agency to be eligible to apply for Federal Highway Safety Improvement Project funds in the future. The Bollinger Canyon Road Pedestrian Modifications Project (Chanterella to Bluehart) and the Alcosta Blvd./Davona Dr. Signal Modifications Project were funded through this program.