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Chapter 15: Safety - FHWA/MODOT Oversight Manual

PROJECT ACTIVITIES AGENCY RESPONSIBLE
Approval Action Reference Document Full Oversight Federal Exempt Non-NHS
Traffic Safety in Highway &
Street Work Zones (Traffic Control Plans, Responsible Person, pay items, and CZ accidents and accident data review)
23 CFR Part 630
MUTCD
FHWA MoDOT MoDOT
Design Speed Federal-aid Policy Guide June 17, 1998, Transmittal 23
Paragraph 5 and (TA) T 5040.28
FHWA MoDOT MoDOT
Railway-Highway Projects 23 CFR Part 646 Subpart B - Railway-Highway Projects
(Note: 23 CFR Sec. 646.220 outlines State responsibility)
N/A MoDOT MoDOT
Pedestrian and Bicycle
Accommodations
23 CFR 652
23 CFR Sec. 652.5 – Policy Regarding Federal-Aid projects)
FHWA MoDOT MoDOT
Safety and Geometric Considerations for IM Program Projects FHWA Policy Memorandum (10/12/93) FHWA MoDOT N/A
Hazard Elimination Projects 23 CFR 924 & 23 USC 152 FHWA MoDOT MoDOT

 

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AGENCY RESPONSIBLE
Approval Action Reference Document Approve Remarks
Highway Safety Improvement Program (includes High Hazard, Highway-Rail, 5% Most Severe Location, and High Risk Rural Roads Projects) 23 CFR Part 924
Authority: 23 USC 105(f), 130, 148,152, 315 and 402
FHWA Concurs on Process Used MoDOT is responsible for developing and implementing a highway safety improvement program that includes a SHSP. FHWA concurs on process.
MoDOT is required to submit an annual report(s) to FHWA Division which includes Hazard Elimination, Highway-Rail, 5% Severe, and High Risk Rural Roads Projects.
Traffic Safety in Highway & Street Work Zones 23 CFR Part 630 FHWA MoDOT is responsible for developing and implement procedures as outlined in 23 CFR 630 to assure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and construction workers on construction projects.
MoDOT is responsible for ensuring bi-annually work zone traffic control reviews for randomly selected projects for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of its procedures. The results of this review are to be provided to the FHWA Division
FHWA is responsible for reviewing and approving the MoDOT’s procedures and implementation. FHWA is responsible to assure that MoDOT’s procedures are being followed and achieve the results intended.
Highway Safety Features -
(Roadside Safety & Hardware)
FHWA Policy Memorandum
(07/25/97)
NCHRP Report 350 Guidelines
AASHTO/FHWA Agreement 8/28/98
FHWA (HQ) FHWA HQ reviews and approves new or modified roadside safety hardware for use on Federal-aid highways.
Section 402 Highway Safety Plan 23 CFR 1200 MoDOT FHWA provides expertise and suggestions.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Compliance 23 CFR 655 (f) FHWA FHWA Headquarters maintains MUTCD. FHWA Missouri Division monitors statewide compliance.
STATE MUTCD 23 CFR 655.603 FHWA  
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Policy 23 CFR 630 (j) FHWA Compliance 10/12/2007 and shall be an Agency level document

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