various images of LTAP work throughout the state


Read the following article from the Fall 2020 issue of Technology Exchange:

How Cities and Parishes Can Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures

FHWA launches Local Road Safety Plan DIY website for local agencies
FHWA recently unveiled a unique site to help local agencies reduce serious and fatal crashes on their roadways. The Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website includes resources local agencies and their partners need to create these lifesaving plans. Read more.

Multi-state Peer Exchange on Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD) hosted in New Orleans
The Louisiana LTAP Center and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Highway Safety Section co-hosted an FHWA-led peer exchange on the Every Day Counts (EDC-5) initiative with emphasis on one of its innovations, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD). Read more.

FHWA shares Low-Cost Safety Improvements video series on YouTube FHWA has created a series of six short videos featuring low-cost safety improvements to make stop-controlled intersections, curves, unpaved roads, and walking and biking safer. Read more.

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


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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