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Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads

The Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads course is designed for local governments to reduce roadway departures and fatalities. Speakers include subject experts from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and local governments within Kentucky. 


This is a two-day training event which includes seven of the FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures and a review of Kentucky's Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The following additional topics requested by local governments will also be addressed: High Friction Service Treatments, Shoulder Maintenance and Shoulder Drop Off, Signs Supports, and Guardrails.


This training is from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm both days.

Day 1 Topics

  • Local Government Statistics
  • Low Cost Roadway Safety for Rural Roads
  • Safety Circuit Rider
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Horizontal Curves Safety


Day 2 Topics

  • Systemic Application of Low Cost Countermeasures
  • Roundabouts
  • Road Diets
  • Sign Supports and Retroreflectivity
  • Shoulder Maintenance and Drop Off
  • High Friction Surface Treatments
  • Safety Edge
  • Developing a Local Roadway Plan
  • Partnering with your Highway District Office



Dates and Location


This training is provided FREE to local governments through the Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP).


9.75 DLG hours are available for this two day training.