The Illinois Department of Transportation is requesting candidate projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that will be initiated in FY 2021. Applications for this funding program will be received through Friday, June 14th, 2019, and announcement of the selected projects for funding will be made by August 30th 2019.
HSIP has a goal of achieving a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and
serious injuries on all public roads. Fatal and serious injury crashes associated with roadway departure, intersections, and pedestrians are high priority emphasis areas based on the current Illinois Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
Strong consideration will be given to specific safety strategies that offer significant benefit to the reduction of fatal and serious injury crashes. The key is to identify the issue(s) contributing to the fatal and serious injury crashes and how the safety strategy will address these issues. Please note if the roadway(s) you are improving is a rural major collector, rural minor collector, or rural local roads, they will potentially qualify as a High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) project and are encouraged to be submitted. Please contact your applicable IDOT District Local Roads and Streets office for further assistance and to coordinate HSIP applications.