MassDOT Road Safety Audits, Statewide

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Making our roadways safer is central to our work. In 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) launched a new program to identify and eliminate the most dangerous intersections in the Commonwealth. The Road Safety Audit (RSA) program involved our engineers meeting with the local police department, fire department, and public works – those who know the location best – at the high-crash location. The audit was then turned around within a three week period with short- and long-term recommendations. We have conducted over 65 RSA’s from Pittsfield to Yarmouth and from Chicopee to Newbury. We are pleased that our work had led to safer roads and has contributed to an improved process to reduce crashes.