Caltrans has announces that it will award over $225 million to local projects to reduce traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on county roads. The funding for these projects comes from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
Caltrans Director Tony Tavares says safety is always the agency’s top priority. The approved projects will improve systemwide safety features, focusing on enhancing safety for pedestrians and cyclists. These measures will help Caltrans move closer to achieving its goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on state roadways by 2050.
One of the projects was approved in Lassen County, where edge rumble strips, centerline rumble strips, and high friction surface treatment will be installed along Center Road. Advance curve warning and chevron signs will also be added at two curves.
Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore has expressed the importance of this funding for transportation safety. He hopes that these safety projects will reduce the number of crashes and fatalities in Lassen County and create a safer community for everyone.
282 projects from 155 local agencies will receive HSIP funds for safety enhancements. Caltrans awards these grants every other year to cities, counties, and tribal governments. For more information on the program, visit Caltrans’ HSIP page.