Highway Safety Improvement Program...
The Ohio Department of Transportation dedicates about $102 million annually for engineering improvements at high-crash and severe-crash locations – one of the largest state investments in the nation. This funding is available to ODOT staff and local governments, and it can be used to make improvements on any public roadway.
ODOT funds a mix of spot safety projects, such as intersection and curve realignment, and systematic safety treatments, such as edge line rumble stripes and cable barrier, which can be installed across hundreds of miles. Funding requests typically range from $200,000 to $5 million, though the department will consider funding requests up to $10 million. Funding is available for all stages of development and typically requires a minimum 10% local match. Safety improvements, such as upgrading signs, signals, pavement markings and guardrail are eligible for 100% funding.
In addition to engineering, the department assists with driver education and enforcement efforts, which are primarily coordinated and funded through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Traffic Safety Office.