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Project Type Safety Improvement Planning Document
Project Value $294,170
Project Schedule The project kicked off in October of 2023 and is anticipated to take about 9 months to complete.
Estimated Completion Date June 25, 2024

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Jeffrey Wilson
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The U.S. Department of Transportation adopted the Safe System Approach as the guiding paradigm to address roadway safety. Below are some links to learn more from USDOT:

  1. Project Introduction
  2. Project Goals
  3. Project Updates

The City of Dothan’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan is the first step in identifying challenges and solutions to help improve safety on our roadways.  The Safety Action Plan’s purpose is to improve roadway safety by planning and implementing projects designed to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries among all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit users. The Safety Action Plan is funded with a grant from the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The grant requires an 80/20 match with Federal funds in the amount of $235,336 and City funds in the amount of $58,834.

Public Feedback Needed!

We need your input to identify safety concerns on the Dothan transportation network! Your feedback will help the study team understand and address your priorities throughout the plan development process.Transportation safety begins with you!

 Visit our booth at the following events:

  • Fall on Foster on October 28th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Peanut Festival on November 3rd from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Peanut Festival on November 4th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Take our short survey designed to identify and prioritize safety concerns. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below. It should take no more than five minutes to complete. 

Click here to take our survey!

Safe System Approach

The Safe System approach aims to eliminate fatal & serious injuries for all road users. It does so through a holistic view of the road system that first anticipates human mistakes and second keeps impact energy on the human body at tolerable levels. This is a shift from a conventional safety approach because it focuses on both human mistakes and human vulnerability and designs a system with many redundancies in place to protect everyone.   

Principles of a Safe System Approach:

  • Death and Serious Injuries are Unacceptable
  • Humans Make Mistakes
  • Humans are Vulnerable
  • Responsibility is Shared
  • Safety is Proactive
  • Redundancy is Critical
Safe System Methodology