Learn more about the Local Road Safety Program below, or visit any of the following pages for more specific information:
Louisiana LTAP works closely with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Highway Safety Section in administering the Local Road Safety Program (LRSP). The LRSP Team at LTAP conducts outreach to Local Public Agencies (LPA) and facilitates the submission and review of LRSP project applications.
What is the Local Road Safety Program?
In an effort to increase local community participation in highway safety, funds are allocated annually for local road safety improvements in Louisiana. LRSP is one of DOTD's LPA programs that provides an opportunity for local governments to utilize federal-aid funds for safety improvements on locally owned and maintained roads. Click here to learn more information about DOTD's LPA Program.
The LRSP is a mechanism used to implement the infrastructure component of the DOTD's statewide Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) at the local level. The SHSP's mission is Destination Zero Deaths. Visit the DZD website.
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LTAP’s LRSP accepting project applications for safety improvements on locally owned roads
Parishes and municipalities in Louisiana may submit their project applications for road safety improvements year-round but those submitted by our cutoff dates December 31, March 31, June 30 and September 30 will be given priority for selection. Read more.
Local Municipalities and parishes encouraged to develop Local Road Safety Plans
While local roads are less traveled than state highways, about 24% of Louisiana’s 708 fatal traffic crashes (that led to 773 deaths) in 2017 occurred on locally owned roads. So, how can municipalities and parishes help Louisiana bring these numbers down? Read more
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