Safety Studies

The Greene County Engineer has set as a priority the improvement of safety on the county highway system throughout Greene County.


SAFETY STUDIES

A formal safety study is an analysis of roadway and traffic-related data to determine the contributing factors to an identified crash pattern at an intersection or highway section. A safety study also identifies potential alternative countermeasures meant to reduce crash frequency or severity at the study site.

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a federal program focused on reducing crash severity and saving lives. Greene County and Ohio values each and every life. The Safe System Approach focuses on ensuring everyone makes it to their destination alive. Therefore, ODOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is targeting facilities and countermeasures that will reduce the severity outcome. While crashes will occur, the program will focus on reducing the severity outcomes.  In cooperation with ODOT, the County Engineer’s Association of Ohio annually administers certain safety study projects under the HSIP program. These safety studies are funded at 90% federal funding. 

The Safety Study Guidelines in this program are for use by ODOT personnel, consultants and local jurisdictions, like Greene County Engineer, in conducting safety engineering studies, preparing reports, and requesting funding. The safety engineering study is an analysis of roadway and traffic related data to determine the contributing factors to an identified crash pattern at an intersection or highway section.  The traffic studies will identify possible causes or deficiencies in the roadway thru analysis of crash patterns, roadway conditions, traffic control, traffic volumes, vehicle speeds, etc.   The safety engineering study also identifies potential alternative countermeasure(s) meant to reduce crash frequency or severity at the studies site.

The Greene County Engineer’s Office has secured 80% HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) federal funding in Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022 for safety studies at the following locations:

  • Trebein Rd/Dayton Xenia Rd/Hilltop Rd-West
  • Trebein Rd/Dayton Xenia Rd-East
  • Fairgrounds Rd/Hilltop Rd
  • Indian Ripple Rd/Alpha Bell Rd
  • Indian Ripple Rd/Factory Rd
  • Byron Road/SR 235
  • SR 235/Trebein Rd
  • Garland Rd/Trebein Rd
  • Wilmington-Dayton and Centerville Rd

Link to the map of safety studies:  

https://gceo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=809d45b8086c4df29216d8be93035269

SYSTEMIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Certain crash types, such as angle, fixed object, or pedestrian crashes, frequently result in fatalities or serious injuries. To systemically address these crash types, our team identifies the locations that exhibit a high risk of these crash types. In working with our local jurisdictions and ODOT, these locations are then targeted for low-cost safety improvements, such as better signage, LED signal heads with reflective backplates, or better crosswalk markings and signage to reduce these types of crashes from happening.

OTHER SAFETY INITIATIVES

The Greene County Engineer has secured HSIP federal funding for the following studies for the Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022 to study, inventory, and/or inspect the following:

  • No Passing Zone Study $24,364 (90%) of $26,960
  • Sign Inventory/Compliance $46,548 (90%) of $51,720
  • Guardrail Inventory and Inspection $37,449 (90%) of $41,610
  • Software for Guardrail Inventory/Inspection, No Passing Zones, and Sign Inventory/Inspection $3,150 (90%) of $3,500