The Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works (DPW) secured $400,000 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to develop a comprehensive, data-driven safety action plan aimed at improving road safety for all modes of transportation. Funding is provided through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant, which supports initiatives to enhance safety and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways.
As part of the safety action plan, Town-wide transportation-related data will be collected and analyzed to identify and prioritize which areas in the Town need roadway safety improvements. These improvements encompass all modes of transportation – including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The plan will consider a range of low-cost, high-impact strategies and adopting innovative technologies to promote safety throughout the Town. The plan will also develop a toolbox of safety improvements and countermeasures that DPW will draw from for future projects.
Creating a safety action plan will allow the Town of Greenwich to be eligible for future implementation grants.
“This funding is instrumental in making necessary upgrades to the Town’s multimodal transportation infrastructure and improving safety for all,” said Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Jim Michel.
For additional information on today’s announcement, please visit https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/biden-harris-administration-announces-roadway-safety-planning-grants-over-200
For more information about the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program, please visit https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4A.
About the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works
The Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works is committed to providing a variety of services that are of vital importance to the town and residents of Greenwich, CT. This includes but is not limited to highway/roadway maintenance, sewer management, stormwater management, waste disposal and recycling, building inspection, and the improvement of public infrastructure.
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