Ouachita Council of Governments Announces $319,680 from DOTD Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant!

Congrats to the City of West Monroe, Monroe City & the Ouachita Parish Police Jury!

On February 1st, the U. S. Department of Transportation announced $800 million in grant awards for over 500 safety projects across the country, aimed at improving roads and creating safer streets to reduce traffic fatalities for all users. Through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program, 11 regional/local public agencies across Louisiana will receive a combined total of $5.11 million to develop safety action plans to assist with identifying and prioritizing potential projects within these communities that will create safer streets for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and workers.

OCOG’s project will result in a publicly available Action Plan that will incorporate data analysis of existing conditions and historical trends, providing a baseline level of crashes involving serious injuries and fatalities. It will identify a comprehensive set of projects and strategies to address systemic and safety needs seeking to meet the future goal of reducing roadway fatalities and serious injuries and aligning with the National Roadway Safety Strategy.

Click here for the DOTD announcement.

Click here for The Ouachita Citizen article.