Combined Call for Projects – HSIP and HR3

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance announced a combined Call for Projects for the Cycle 5 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Cycle 3 High Risk Rural Road Program (HR3).  This Call for Projects is targeted for approximately $100 million for HSIP and $15 million for HR3 based on the estimated programming capacity in the upcoming 2013 FSTIP.

Applications are due by Friday, July 20, 2012 and should be submitted to:
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Department of Transportation
District 3 Division of Planning & Local Assistance
703 B Street
Marysville, California 95901

Attention: John Hoole, DLAE
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Applications received or postmarked later than July 20 will not be accepted.  For program guidelines, application form and other useful documents, please go to:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_now.htm.

If an agency has active HSIP or HR3 projects that are flagged for not meeting delivery milestones, Caltrans will not accept HSIP or HR3 applications from the agency unless the flags have been resolved prior to the application due date.  (EDITOR’S NOTE – Great news: No District 3 Projects are currently red-flagged!)  For delivery requirements and project delivery status, please go to:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/delivery_status.htm.

In addition, Caltrans has developed a new “Local Roadway Safety Manual for California Local Road Owners” to assist local agencies in preparinga proactive safety analysis of their roadway network and identifying appropriate countermeasures for their high crash concentration locations. Caltrans expects the local agencies that utilize the concepts in this manual as they identify locations, consider countermeasures and submit applications for this Call for Projects will significantly improve their probability of securing federal funding.  Manual is available at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_now.htm.

Please contact Jim Day (530-741-5116 / james_p_day@dot.ca.gov), HSIP/HRRR Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding this Call for Projects.

About John Hoole

John, as the District Local Assistance Engineer, is responsible for the administration of the Local Assistance Program in District 3, which covers local and regional agencies in eleven Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties. He supervises a group of 10-12 Engineers and Planners who ensure delivery of State and Federal funds to the locals. His experience in the District includes Design, Project Management, and Programming, and prior to the District he worked as a Transportation Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.

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