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New Jersey Local Safety Program

The New Jersey Local Safety Program is a federally-funded program established by the NJDOT, and facilitated by the state’s MPOs, to advance safety improvement projects on county and local roadways. This is a competitive annual program that funds the design and construction phases of safety projects through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

FY 2018 Solicitation Period

The FAST Act, passed in late 2015, preserved HSIP funding, which makes New Jersey’s Local Safety Program possible. New Jersey’s MPO’s have been working with NJDOT and FHWA-NJ on an ambitious safety project implementation strategy designed to advance the goals of New Jersey’s 2015 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) [pdf]. The strategy identifies investment targets in the three most critical need areas identified in the SHSP: intersection, pedestrian, and lane departure crashes. For Fiscal Year 2018, DVRPC’s program is funded at $7 million for the DVRPC region.

To help applicants expedite projects, funding is also available for design assistance. Specifically, support is available upon request for the completion of Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) documents for projects awarded construction funding. The same funding is also available for construction inspection.

This is a competitive annual program available to county and municipal roadway owners. See ATTACHMENT B for complete program guidelines and details.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 30th, 2018

Kevin MurphyManager, Office of Safe Streets
Air Quality Partnership
Economic Development District

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