June 12, 2012
Non Members: $300.00
This program is a rebroadcast of the original program. It is offered again due to popular demand, in case you were not able to attend. This event will be streamed to you and will require use of your computer’s speakers.
This program provides insight on Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) that your agency can adopt.
Roadway safety is a vital component of local government. But reduced budgets make many projects seem out of reach. Safety Improvements do not have to cost an agency a lot of money. Low Cost Saving Improvements (LCSI) can have a significant impact.
This program will detail what 2 entities have done in the way of LCSI.
In 2009, Larimer County started the Low Cost Safety Program to better understand vehicular crashes on Larimer County roads and to identify, complete, and evaluate roadway improvements using minimal funding. The intent was to reduce the severity and the number of crashes in locations with high crash rates. The program provides the policy, process, funding, and tools to systematically identify, prioritize, mitigate and evaluate the performance of transportation safety investments. The potential solutions are derived from staff experience, current practices for other agencies, and state of the art research.
The program utilizes the 5 E’s of the Roadway Safety Tool Box
Engineering: Signing, striping, pavement markings, guardrail, intersection traffic control, medians, rumble strips, sight distance improvements, lighting, delineators, speed limits, roadside hazards removal, minor widening, pedestrian considerations, etc.
Education /Encouragement: Education outreach program for schools and general public, speed display on roadway, traffic calming program, memorial signing, etc.
Enforcement: Partnership with Sheriff’s Department, speed limits, and intersection control
Evaluation: Annual Safety Report
Kentucky has participated in the FHWA’s pooled study on Low Cost Safety Improvements since 2005. The Kentucky Highway Plan incorporates strategies to implement safety objectives such as developing a database for collisions and safety statistics, identifying low-cost safety improvements, and identifying safety-oriented projects.
After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
• Explain how to utilize the 5 E’s of the Roadway Safety Tool Box
• Analyze intersections for which improvements are warranted
• Identify improvements that their agency can implement
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
||Martina Wilkinson, P.E., PTOE
Larimer County, CO
Martina Wilkinson has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and an M.S. degree in traffic engineering and transportation planning from University in Washington in Seattle.
She has worked in a variety of engineering capacities, including stints with the Washington State and Texas Departments of Transportation, and a number of years as a transportation consultant in northern Colorado. She currently serves as the traffic engineer for Larimer County, Colorado, overseeing traffic operations, safety, and planning. She also works on high profile corridor projects and coordinates public outreach efforts for the department.
She’s a registered professional engineer and professional traffic operations engineer.
||Todd Morrison, P.E., K.C.P.M.
Safety Circuit Rider
Technology Transfer Engineer
Technology Transfer Program, Kentucky Transportation Center
Todd Morrison, P.E., K.C.P.M. is the Safety Circuit Rider and a Technology Transfer Engineer with the Technology Transfer Program, Kentucky Transportation Center. Todd retired as a Transportation Engineering Supervisor for the Project Delivery and Preservation Branch with the Kentucky Department of Highways, District Three, after nineteen years of service.
Todd has worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance Engineer, Resident Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations.
Safety/Geometric Design Engineer
SAFETY AND DESIGN TEAM
FHWA Resource Center