Local Roadway Safety Plan
The City of Patterson was awarded $72,000 of funding through the Department of Transportation for the Local Roadway Safety Plan Program for the Patterson Local Roadway Safety Plan Project. This project will address mobility and transportation safety concerns throughout Patterson. The purpose of this project is to evaluate current conditions, identify potential roadway hazards, and utilize historical collision data to help prevent traffic fatalities and improve the safety of motorized and non-motorized stakeholders who utilize public right-of-way roadways.
Federal regulations require each State has a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). An SHSP is a statewide data-driven traffic safety plan that coordinates the efforts of a wide range of organizations to reduce traffic accident fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. In coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector safety stakeholders, the SHSP establishes goals, objectives, and emphasis (or challenge) areas. The SHSP addresses the 4Es of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services. While the SHSP is used as a statewide approach for improving roadway safety, A Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) can be a means for providing local and rural road owners with an opportunity to address unique highway safety needs in their jurisdictions while contributing to the success of the SHSP. The process of preparing an LRSP creates a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety improvements. Preparing an LRSP facilitates the development of local agency partnerships and collaboration, resulting in a prioritized list of improvements and actions that can demonstrate a defined need and contribute to the statewide plan. The LRSP offers a proactive approach to addressing safety needs and demonstrates agency responsiveness to safety challenges.
The City of Patterson is committed to improving the transportation safety needs of its stakeholders. Requests For Proposals (RFP) for Engineering and Design Services were prepared and advertised in the Patterson Irrigator, on the City's website, and on the CIPList.com. The City received several proposals from qualified professional consulting firms. The proposals received were evaluated using the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual Exhibit 10-B. After considerable evaluation and review, TJKM was selected as the best firm for this project.
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