Transportation Safety

Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) - Safety Technical Report
The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Safety Technical Report was developed to identify and address safety related transportation needs in Genesee County. This report highlights a variety of Safety data to help identify deficiencies in the road system and to mitigate them in an efficient and effective method by establishing goals and objectives that can be implemented throughout the planning process.

For the report, staff analyzed traffic crash data from the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts website and crash data from RoadSoft, a tool that manages traffic-related data. Staff used RoadSoft to develop traffic crash trends for Genesee County during the period 2008-2012. The data in this report is referred to as the Genesee County Safety Profile. Please click on the link above to view this report.

Intersection Safety Study
The Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) funded a Wayne State University (WSU) Intersection Safety Study (ISS) in Genesee County. This project evaluated selected high-crash intersections and proposed cost-effective improvements to reduce crashes. The OHSP and WSU worked with staff of the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) to coordinate the project. The ISS was completed in October of 2006 and focused on 48 high-crash locations in Genesee County. Click on the link above to view the list of intersections and the proposed recommendations. 

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Call for Safety Projects
Each year, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) releases a Call for Safety Projects to all local road agencies in the State requesting the submittal of projects to compete for the annual allocation of federal safety funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Our staff assists local road agencies in the development of safety applications helping them to identify safety concerns and in collecting and analyzing data to complete the applications. As part of the application review process, it is a requirement that the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission review, prioritize and provide a resolution of support for the projects submitted by Genesee County local road agencies. In the past several years, MDOT has prioritized funding for projects that have had recent fatal and severe injuries. When GCMPC staff prioritizes projects, top priority is given to projects with recent fatal and severe injuries and/or projects that were identified in the Intersection Safety Study. Staff also uses a time-of-return (TOR) analysis to assist in prioritizing projects.

FY 2016 Call for Safety Projects
-MDOT Memo
-Resolution of Support for FY 2016 Safety Projects

FY 2015 Call for Safety Projects
-MDOT Memo
-Resolution of Support for FY 2015 Safety Projects

FY 2014 Call for High Risk Rural Road Projects
-TAC Memo
-MDOT Memo

FY 2013 Call for Safety Projects
-Letter to MDOT
-Resolution of Support for FY 2013 Safety Projects

FY 2013 Call for High Risk Rural Road Projects
-GCMPC Memo
-MDOT Memo

Time of Return Analysis Example Information
-Time of Return Analysis Example
-Time of Return MDOT Information for Excel File
-Time of Return MDOT Excel File

Recent MDOT Safety Project Awards for Genesee County

Safety Data available to the public
-Michigan State Police (MSP) Crash Data Main Website
This site has crash reports available for various levels of government in the State of Michigan.
-Michigan State Police (MSP) Crash Data Query Tool
This site allows users to build custom reports and maps.

State of Michigan Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2013-2016 (SHSP)

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 546: Incorporating Safety into Long-Range Transportation Planning

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 8-76: Framework for Institutionalizing Safety in the Transportation Planning Process

2011 Deer Crash Map
2013 Deer Crash Map