WRRSP: Wyoming Rural Road Safety Program

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) contains language indicating that State Department of Transportation (DOTs) agencies will be required to address safety on local and rural roads. It is important for state, county, and city officials to cooperate in producing a comprehensive safety plan to improve their statewide safety. This legislation provides an opportunity to implement a more cohesive and comprehensive approach to local road safety in Wyoming. The Wyoming Local Technical Assistant Program (LTAP) coordinated an effort in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) as well as Wyoming counties and cities to identify low cost safety improvements on high risk rural roads in Wyoming. In this project, safety techniques and methodologies were developed to identify and then rank high risk locations on all rural roadways in Wyoming. What makes this project unique is the high percentage of gravel roads at the local level in Wyoming. The evaluation procedure developed is based on historical crash record and field evaluations. The main objective of this research was to develop and evaluate transportation safety techniques that can help Wyoming agencies in reducing crashes and fatalities on rural roads state wide. Three Wyoming counties were included in the pilot study. The statewide implementation is expected at the beginning of 2009. This paper describes the findings and recommendations of this research study which would be very beneficial not only in Wyoming but also to those states interested in implementing a High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) Program.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was published as a Mountain-Plains Consortium report (October 2009) and as a Wyoming Department of Transportation report (May 2009), 284p, FHWA funded.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Authors:
    • Ksaibati, Khaled
    • Evans, Bart
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 261p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 09-215, FHWA-WY-09/06F
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 3:03PM