City Receives $3 Million Highway Safety Improvement Grant

The City of Goleta is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $3,120,100 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant from Caltrans for our Citywide Systemic Traffic Signal Upgrade Project. The work includes upgrading and modernizing existing city traffic signals including retroreflective back plates, advanced dilemma zone detection, LPIs, cabinets, controllers, BBS, and 12-inch LED lenses at various locations throughout the City.

Public Works is working with our Caltrans Division of Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) to submit the paperwork for the funding allocation and begin the work. Once the funding allocation process is complete, the City will issue a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) from firms, review, evaluate, and recommend the best team to assist the City in designing the upgrades. The replacements/upgrades will follow once the designs and equipment are completed.  

For the HSIP grant, Caltrans selected 266 projects total $227.6 million out of 429 applications. The HSIP program is part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) signed into law on December 4, 2015, and is a core federal-aid program to States for the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The HSIP funding is State-only funds (and not Federal funds). 

Click here to view the approved project list.

Pictured: Example of a newer traffic signal installed by the City of Goleta