Highway Safety Improvement Program
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core Federal-aid program, administered by Caltrans, with the purpose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned roads and roads on tribal land. These grant funds are highly competitive and target specific countermeasures for reducing collisions which can change between Grant funding cycles.
As a part of Cycle 9, which opened for applications in summer 2018, the City of Monterey applied for grant funding for the design and construction of intersection improvements at the intersection of Del Monte Avenue and Casa Verde Way, including the recreational trail crossing at Casa Verde Way. The City was awarded grant funding for the project, and the scope includes:
- Relocation of the Trail Crossing to the intersection,
- Protected Left turn phase,
- Realignment of crosswalks for a more direct crossing,
- ADA improvements to crosswalks,
- Median improvements for pedestrian crosswalk, and
- Mountable splitter island at Casa Verde Way and Robertson Avenue to separate vehicular traffic and reduce U-turns.
Matching funds were provided by the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP).