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.


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 are currently funded up to 100%, when eligible.





Links to new program guidelines and policies are available on this page.

LRSP Applications are accepted year-round. Proposals submitted by the following cutoff dates will be given priority for quarterly project selection:


  •     December 31, 2017
  •     March 31, 2018
  •     June 30, 2018
  •     September 30, 2018


Application Documents


Safety Improvement Resources




Louisiana Transportation Research Center

4101 Gourrier Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 767-9131