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File #: 20-240    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute the Program Supplement Agreement, including an agreement with the California Department of Transportation for a grant under the Highway Safety Improvement Program's call for Local Road Safety Plans (LRSP).
Attachments: 1. 20200421_r_Local Road Safety Plan Funding, 2. 20200421_att_Local Road Safety Plan Funding
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Local Road Safety Plan Grant Award

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute the Program Supplement Agreement, including an agreement with the California Department of Transportation for a grant under the Highway Safety Improvement Program's call for Local Road Safety Plans (LRSP).

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BACKGROUND:
As part of California's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, the State of California announced a Call for Local Roadway Safety Plans (LRSP) Applications. An LRSP creates a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety enhancements on local streets. 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.

Beginning in 2022, the State of California Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Calls-for-Projects will require local agencies to have a completed LRSP or an equivalent plan, to be eligible for federal HSIP funds. The HSIP is a core Federal aid program with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

DISCUSSION:
The Department of Public Works (Department) will begin developing an LRSP. The LRSP will support the County of San Mateo's mission to provide the public with safe and accessible roads creating a more livable community. The plan will document the transportation safety needs and strategies to enhance the safety of the County's roads.

The Department will develop a Local Roadway Safety Plan in the unincorporated areas of the County in four phases.

Phase I: Review the locations of high incidence collisions, fatalities, and severe injuries
Phase II: Identify roadwa...

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