Improved Systematic Analysis to Predict Roadway Safety Performance

The proposed research is focused on providing data-driven safety analytical support in the project delivery lifecycle process. Data driven safety analysis during the design phase can evaluate multiple design options and compare the safety and cost of each solution from a safety perspective. The research will identify data needs, tools, methods, policies, potential software solutions and required structural changes needed to implement a data-driven safety approach for the project delivery process. The implementable product of the research will be a decision matrix supporting a restructure of Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT’s) project development process to incorporate and prioritize safety. Direct benefits include data integrity, administrative simplification, more informed decision making, better targeted investments, and fewer fatalities and serious injuries. Indirect benefits include modernization and a reduction in total project delivery cost over time.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $137000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Li, Joe

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Haizhong

    • Start Date: 20201201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01769199
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR849
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 8 2021 4:48PM