Mesa County is receiving approximately $400,00 in grant money. It's part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and their Highway Safety Improvement Program.

The Highway Safety Improvement Program is a Federal assistance program with the goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

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The money will be allocated for countywide guardrail replacement, intersection improvements, and safety planning projects. The focus will be on roads and intersections where frequent accidents occur. “Strengthening vital infrastructure across Mesa County is essential to ensuring the safety of our community,” Mesa County Public Works Director Peter Baier said. “With these projects, we are providing safety improvements to make our community safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.”

To qualify for funding, HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads with a local focus on performance. No official word on when these construction projects will get underway.

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