What is the Local Safety Initiative?

Through its Local Safety Initiative, MDOT seeks to help local agencies identify safety issues and improve the safety of local roads.

    What we offer:
  • Review crash data
  • Identify locations of concern
  • Field visit
  • Identify countermeasures
  • Conduct follow-up reviews

The LSI is offered free to road authorities. When your agency volunteers to participate, we'll add you to our list.  We do analysis on a first-come first-served basis. 

Once your agency is enrolled, this is what you can expect:

  • Our involvement begins with a complete crash analysis of your local road system.  Our main tool for analysis is RoadSoft; however, we use other tools to gather the most up-to-date information.
  • Based on our analysis, we'll compile a list of intersections and roadway segments we would like to visit in the field with your agency representative.
  • We may do an engineering study or other types of analysis as needed. 
  • We make suggestions for potential improvements. Many of these will be low-cost fixes. Projects we identify may be eligible for funding through Local Agency Programs.
  • LSI personnel may conduct a before-and-after analysis.


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