NOACA works with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local communities to conduct road safety assessments (RSA) at high-crash locations throughout northeast Ohio.
An RSA is a formal evaluation of the safety and performance of a road segment or intersection by an independent audit team. RSA team members have extensive experience with road design, traffic maintenance, roadway and intersection geometrics, and highway safety. The team should include a local contact person who is familiar with the area under review and the traffic safety issues experienced there.
- Observe traffic and operating conditions
- Identify hazardous conditions, deficiencies, equipment malfunctions, sight distance obstructions and other safety concerns
- Consider the safety of all road users including bicyclists, pedestrians, and people with physical challenges
The RSA results in a series of recommendations for improving safety and reducing crashes. The recommendations focus on low-cost, short-term actions that can be implemented quickly while higher cost, long-term actions are being planned to improve overall safety.
After an RSA report has been completed, communities and project sponsors can apply for FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.
Completed Road Safety Assessments:
- Cities of Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield and Pepper Pike
- City of Cleveland
- Cities of South Euclid and University Heights
- Cities of Wickliffe and Willowick
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