Road Safety Audit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Road Safety Audit (RSA) Program, which began in 2008, is a key strategy of the County's Vision Zero Initiative to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities from our roadways. These RSAs, which are based on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) guidelines, use a data-informed approach to identify safety deficiencies at the County’s High Incidence Areas (HIAs) – areas identified as having the highest crash rates. While initially focused on pedestrian-related crashes through Pedestrian Road Safety Audits (PRSA), the RSA Program expanded in 2017 to audit roadways with the highest rates of serious injury and fatal crashes for all travel modes, collectively (people driving, walking/rolling, and biking). These roadways comprise the County's High Injury Network (HIN), with the associated audits providing recommendations for improving safety for all roadway users.

MCDOT, in coordination with Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and other agencies, continues to conduct road safety audits with those completed shown in the interactive map. To learn more about individual audits, please click on the project descriptions below.

Ongoing Road Safety Audits and Project Design

  1. (Bel Pre Road) - MD97 (Georgia Avenue) to MD182 (Layhill Road)

Completed Road Safety Audits

  1. MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) - Georgia Avenue to Matthew Henson Trail
  2. MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) - Bel Pre Road to Hewitt Avenue
  3. Snouffer School Road - Centerway Road to MD 124 (Woodfield Road)/MD 115 (Muncaster Mill Road)

Grant-Funded, Multi Jurisdictional Studies

  1. MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) I-495 Capital Beltway to MD 320 (Piney Branch Road)

Archived Studies