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, approximately $5 million dollars is 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.


Further, 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.


Who is elegible to apply?


Consider the Nine Proven Safety Countermeasures when developing a project to address your local safety issues.


A Parish or municipality is eligible to apply for safety-related improvement projects that are located only on locally owned roads. LRSP Projects may be funded up to 100%, when eligible. However, LPAs must provide funding upfront as this is a cost disbursement program.





As of January 4, 2016, the LRSP is administered back at LTAP. The program guidelines and policies are being revised. New guidance document will be available soon.


Portable changeable message signs are no longer eligible for funding. Please check back for more details.


LRSP Funding Changes: DOTD issues memo on Local Road Safety Program changes.


2015 Local Road Safety Peer Exchange: Local stakeholders exchange best practices, discuss innovations at road safety peer exchange. Read More




LRSP Applications Accepted Year-Round


Proposals submitted by the following cutoff dates will be given priority for quarterly project selection:


  •     December 31, 2015
  •     March 31, 2016
  •     June 30, 2016
  •     September 30, 2016


Application Documents


Safety Improvement Resources




Louisiana Transportation Research Center

4101 Gourrier Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 767-9131