Macomb Co Dept Of Roads Seeks Transportation Safety Plan

Metro Detroit Traffic & Transportation NewsMt. Clemens, MI - As part of the Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) ongoing mission to provide the public with a safe and efficient transportation system, the agency announced plans to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Safety Action Plan (CTSAP).

The plan, known as Safe Streets for Macomb County, will include a complete review of all roads under Macomb County jurisdiction.

“The team at the Department of Roads works relentlessly to ensure safe and efficient travel for residents, motorists, and visitors traveling on our roadways,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “The safety action plan will allow the Department of Roads to analyze the latest traffic data, explore new traffic and safety technologies, and identify potential projects to enhance safety for all road users in Macomb County.”

In response to increased traffic incidents and adverse driver behaviors such as speeding and distracted driving, MCDR applied for and secured a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant, which will help fund MCDR’s safety action plan. The goal of Safe Streets for Macomb County is to develop a holistic strategy to help reduce the number of incidents and prevent fatalities and serious injuries on Macomb County roadways.

“Public safety is our number one priority and is at the core of everything we do. We are constantly exploring and implementing technologies, strategies, and projects that enhance overall traffic safety,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo. “The Department of Roads has made significant investments in transportation infrastructure while incorporating the use of the latest traffic technology. This project will allow us to bolster our existing strategies while identifying additional opportunities to promote safety on our roadways.”

Key components of the safety action plan include comprehensive safety analysis, community engagement and collaboration, and identifying and prioritizing safety strategies and projects. Safe Streets for Macomb County will also consider equity throughout the process, including the disproportionate impacts of traffic crashes in disadvantaged communities.

With community input, the safety action plan will prioritize roadway and infrastructure projects that address transportation safety challenges for Macomb County residents and support MCDR’s efforts to secure future funding opportunities for safety projects. Over the next 18 months, MCDR will be working with representatives from local municipalities, major employers, school districts, and community groups to identify concerns and ideas related to the safety action plan.

As part of Safe Streets for Macomb County, MCDR is conducting a public input survey, which can be completed online at hub.macombsafestreets.com. Additional information and public input opportunities will be available online at macombgov.org/roads.

About the Macomb County Department of Roads
MCDR is dedicated to providing the public with a quality county road system, with a focus on safety and convenience for motorists and the community, environmental responsibility, and financial accountability. For the latest news from the Department of Roads, follow MCDR on Facebook and sign up to receive email and text alerts for construction and traffic updates at macombgov.org/roads.

About Safe Streets and Roads for All
The U.S. Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All program provides grants to local, regional, and Tribal communities for implementation, planning, and demonstration activities as part of a systematic approach to prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways. Visit transportation.gov/grants/SS4A for additional information.

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