James K. Polk Building, Suite 1000
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0344
Brian Hurst, Transportation Manager 2
Project Safety Office consists of two sections: Safety Project Section & Safety Data Section
Safety Project Section
Brandon Darks, Transportation Manager 1
Highway Safety Improvement Program
The Safety Project Section is responsible for the coordination, creation, development and management of safety projects identified under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) which includes the Hazard Elimination Safety (HESP) and High Risk Rural Roads Programs (HRRRP). This involves the development of a Road Safety Audit (RSA) and the creation of the Safety Project Team which includes TDOT staff from multiple Divisions within the Department, engineering consultants along with other state and local project area stakeholders that will participate in project development meetings and on-site visits during which possible safety improvements are identified and studied. Recommended safety improvements include but are not limited to the addition of signing, pavement markings and minor geometric improvements. The section is responsible for all eligible projects listed under the following safety programs; Road Safety Audit, Spot Safety/ NHTSA, Ramp Queue, Corridor Study, Interchange Action Plan, Roadway Departure Action Plan and Roadway Median Cable Barrier programs.
Safety Data Section
Marcie Nelson, Transportation Manager 1
The Safety Data Section is responsible for collecting and maintaining statewide crash data for the Department’s Tennessee Roadway Information Management System (TRIMS) database. This information is analyzed and used to identify safety concerns on all roadway projects and identify potential safety projects. This data is also used to create the annual Hazard Elimination Safety and High Risk Rural Roads projects list.