Safe Streets For All Grant (SS4A) Safety Action Plan Grant

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The City of Sanford has been awarded a $200,000 Safe Streets and Roads for All Planning Grant from the US DOT. The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive safety action plan to prevent roadway fatalities and injuries in our community. The action plan will be developed with the Vision-Zero strategy, which aims to, "eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all."

Sanford Director of Public Works, Matthew Hill, explained the importance of the grant: "The SS4A grant allows the City to hire a consultant to develop an Action Plan. After the Action Plan is complete, the City will identify a safety concern from the Plan and apply to the SS4A Fund for an Implementation Grant." Developing a safety action plan also has the potential to uncover additional funding opportunities outside of the SS4A process.

Implementation Grants utilize federal funds to implement projects and strategies from an Action Plan addressing roadway safety issues. Projects can encompass infrastructure, behavioral, demonstration, and operational elements.

According to the DOT, Implementation Grants will be awarded to projects that focus on "saving lives and reducing roadway fatalities and/or serious injuries; incorporating equity, engagement, and collaboration into how projects and strategies are executed; using effective practices and strategies; and considering climate change, sustainability, and economic competitiveness in project and strategy implementation."

Improving Sanford's streets and roads has been a consistent priority of the City Council and staff. This grant will work in coordination with Sanford’s other local, regional, and national efforts to improve infrastructure and revitalize the community.

One of the main focuses of the City is improving Sanford’s roadways for all users. Receiving this grant is an integral part of the process," said Hill.

The City of Sanford has been awarded a $200,000 Safe Streets and Roads for All Planning Grant from the US DOT. The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive safety action plan to prevent roadway fatalities and injuries in our community. The action plan will be developed with the Vision-Zero strategy, which aims to, "eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all."

Sanford Director of Public Works, Matthew Hill, explained the importance of the grant: "The SS4A grant allows the City to hire a consultant to develop an Action Plan. After the Action Plan is complete, the City will identify a safety concern from the Plan and apply to the SS4A Fund for an Implementation Grant." Developing a safety action plan also has the potential to uncover additional funding opportunities outside of the SS4A process.

Implementation Grants utilize federal funds to implement projects and strategies from an Action Plan addressing roadway safety issues. Projects can encompass infrastructure, behavioral, demonstration, and operational elements.

According to the DOT, Implementation Grants will be awarded to projects that focus on "saving lives and reducing roadway fatalities and/or serious injuries; incorporating equity, engagement, and collaboration into how projects and strategies are executed; using effective practices and strategies; and considering climate change, sustainability, and economic competitiveness in project and strategy implementation."

Improving Sanford's streets and roads has been a consistent priority of the City Council and staff. This grant will work in coordination with Sanford’s other local, regional, and national efforts to improve infrastructure and revitalize the community.

One of the main focuses of the City is improving Sanford’s roadways for all users. Receiving this grant is an integral part of the process," said Hill.

Share your roadway safety thoughts!

We want to hear from you! Join us for our upcoming SS4A (Safe Streets for All) community meetings where we'll be presenting the top 10 sections of roadway (see map below) identified as the most unsafe based on crash data from our fire and police departments, as well as public feedback from our survey. If you can't attend the meetings, don't worry! You can still participate by leaving your comments below.

This is your chance to voice your opinions on the safety of our roads. Do you have places in mind that you expected to see on the list but didn't? What knowledge or experiences do you have regarding the areas on our priority list? Do you believe our prioritization aligns with community needs? We're eager to hear your thoughts and ideas!



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From the rotary to Old Mill Road is a speedway. Drivers are constantly running the red light at the Mall for Shopping and at the intersection of Westview Dr. Put a cop in that strip and you'll make enough to fund your own project.

esnyder13 about 13 hours ago

Please add Shaw's Ridge Road/Cottage Street/Grammar Road intersection....a turn signal is needed there. Quite a few accidents (an accident yesterday 2/28).

Jim about 13 hours ago

Rt 4 and School St is “better” with widening and turning lane but really needs a light. Thought that was going to happen.

Elaine about 13 hours ago

There is a narrow spot on Old Mill where the road crosses a creek. If there are pedestrians or bikes they are forced into the roadway to cross this area. I know people who will not walk or ride bikes on Old Mill due to that.
A left arrow from the south side of 202 turning left onto Main Street to head to Springvale would be helpful.

Mark Y 1 day ago

I have lived at my residence for over 30 years. I am located @176 Cottage St., Sanford.
I have seen several accidents through the years in the 4-way intersection of Cottage & June. Theirs not to many people that follow the 25 mph in this zone. I find tractor trailers to be a big problem. Most vehicles going by do not adhere to the speed limit. I hold my breath every time I have to cross over from one side of June to the other. My husband (now deceased) use to call the police dept. repeatedly about this dangerous area and he did get some attention about this ongoing problem, but nothing that actually solved the problem long term.

Ann Tuttle 12 days ago

The intersection of Grammar St. & Grammar Rd. can be dangerous. Approaching traffic from the west (Springvale) is difficult to see when vehicles are exceeding the speed limit (often the case).

sab 14 days ago

Grammar St needs a sidewalk from where it meets High St up to July St area. Also a sidewalk on School St from Avon St down to Rushton.

sgb 16 days ago

Need speed limit signs on Blanchard rd.

KevPat 16 days ago

1. Coming up Mill St to Main St Springvale it's hard to see traffic because of parking spots.
2. Parking on both sides of Main St by old district Court in Springvale feels too bottlenecked.

Ric 17 days ago

The lower part of circle dr need some serious help. It’s always flooding and freezing in the winter time I think it needs a culvert but I’m not going to tell the experts what it needs just that it needs some attention

Andyofme 17 days ago

Kimball st (from Lebanon st to Twombley) needs a side walk. Freemont St needs to be paved.

Ryano 4 months ago
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