In-Service Performance Evaluation (ISPE) of Roadway Safety Features

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(481)
Lead Organization: Arizona Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1551
Partners: AL, AZDOT, FL, IADOT, IL, MA, TN, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $720,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bernadette Phelan
bphelan@azdot.gov
Phone: 602-712-3138
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Arizona Department of Transportation 2022 $90,000.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2023 $0.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2024 $0.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Illinois Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

It is a long-standing policy of the Federal Highway Administration that National Highway System roadside safety hardware -- such as longitudinal barriers, sign supports, guardrail terminals, and work zone devices -- demonstrate crashworthiness. Currently, state and local transportation agencies assess performance according to the crash test and evaluation methods prescribed in the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Over the last 40 years, in each re-writing of crash test and evaluation procedures, a recurring theme has been the recommendation to conduct in-service performance evaluations (ISPEs) of roadside safety hardware. Research documented in the National Cooperative Highway Research Project (NCHRP) Report 230, NCHRP Report 350, and NCHRP Report 490 recounts the benefits of a continuous monitoring of roadside safety hardware. Most recently, the ongoing NCHRP 22-33 project, Multi-State In-Service Performance Evaluations of Roadside Safety Hardware, has developed and is currently piloting an evaluation method designed for use by all states in a compatible and consistent manner.

This pooled fund study will give states the opportunity to collaborate by sharing data and experiences in assessing the performance of in-service roadside safety hardware.

Objectives

The primary objective of this pooled fund study is to evaluate the performance of roadside safety hardware in the field through inter-state collaboration by using standardized data collection and data analysis with a uniform interpretation of results. The second objective is to provide a forum for states to share ISPE data, experiences, practices, information, and resources.

Scope of Work

Participating states will collaboratively select the features to be evaluated. The states who chose to participate in a given safety hardware evaluation will implement the NCHRP 22-33 recommended methods and will collect, and provide data to the pooled-fund contractor. The contractor will guide the states through the ISPE process and will consolidate state ISPE data for analysis, interpretation, and presentation. The contractor will share findings and recommendations from all ISPEs with all participating states.

The participating states will develop a specific scope of work for contractor services. It is anticipated that the contractor will be responsible for:

1. Establishing working groups with representatives of the participating states, based on their interest in specific safety features selected for ISPE

2. Organizing and arranging for annual workshops

3. Guiding states on the implementation of ISPE methods based on the recommendations of NCHRP 22-33

4. Providing states with technical support during their data collection efforts

5. Analyzing data that is collected by the states

6. Documenting findings and recommendations in one or more reports

It is anticipated that the participating states will be responsible for:

1. Identifying a representative who will actively participate in the pooled fund

2. Attending annual workshops (virtual or in person)

3. Working cooperatively with other state representatives and the contractor to identify the roadside safety hardware to be evaluated that year, with the understanding that:

a) Each state does not necessarily install the same hardware

b) Each state may have different priorities regarding which hardware to evaluate

c) States may already be collecting in-service data and the pooled fund will strive to minimize additional data collection

d) Collecting data according to the methods recommended by NCHRP 22-33 and presented at the annual workshops

e) Submitting data to the contractor according to agreed-upon schedules and format

Comments

The total commitment from each participating state is $90,000 starting FFY22 through FFY24 or an annual commitment of $30,000.

The lead agency will apply for a 100% SPR Part B waiver.

Commitment will cover travel for an in-person meeting, when deemed appropriate, approximately once per year throughout the life of the project. The workshop will be offered using a virtual platform as an alternative. Specific meetings and locations will be determined during the project. The annual workshop will be rotated among the participating states.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Maintenance Materials and Construction Safety and Human Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
FHWA WAcceptance Memo TPF-5(481) Acceptance Letter.doc.pdf Memorandum Public

In-Service Performance Evaluation (ISPE) of Roadway Safety Features

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(481)
Lead Organization: Arizona Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1551
Partners: AL, AZDOT, FL, IADOT, IL, MA, TN, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $720,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bernadette Phelan
bphelan@azdot.gov
Phone: 602-712-3138
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Stan Biddick Virgil Clifton 334-353-6944 cliftonv@dot.state.al.us
Arizona Department of Transportation 2022 $90,000.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2023 $0.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2024 $0.00 Kerry Wilcoxon Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Kristin Tadlock Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Illinois Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Edgar Galofre Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Shawn Blaesing Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Koby Lemrise Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Ali Hangul Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Rafael Rojas Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Study Description

It is a long-standing policy of the Federal Highway Administration that National Highway System roadside safety hardware -- such as longitudinal barriers, sign supports, guardrail terminals, and work zone devices -- demonstrate crashworthiness. Currently, state and local transportation agencies assess performance according to the crash test and evaluation methods prescribed in the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Over the last 40 years, in each re-writing of crash test and evaluation procedures, a recurring theme has been the recommendation to conduct in-service performance evaluations (ISPEs) of roadside safety hardware. Research documented in the National Cooperative Highway Research Project (NCHRP) Report 230, NCHRP Report 350, and NCHRP Report 490 recounts the benefits of a continuous monitoring of roadside safety hardware. Most recently, the ongoing NCHRP 22-33 project, Multi-State In-Service Performance Evaluations of Roadside Safety Hardware, has developed and is currently piloting an evaluation method designed for use by all states in a compatible and consistent manner.

This pooled fund study will give states the opportunity to collaborate by sharing data and experiences in assessing the performance of in-service roadside safety hardware.

Objectives

The primary objective of this pooled fund study is to evaluate the performance of roadside safety hardware in the field through inter-state collaboration by using standardized data collection and data analysis with a uniform interpretation of results. The second objective is to provide a forum for states to share ISPE data, experiences, practices, information, and resources.

Scope of Work

Participating states will collaboratively select the features to be evaluated. The states who chose to participate in a given safety hardware evaluation will implement the NCHRP 22-33 recommended methods and will collect, and provide data to the pooled-fund contractor. The contractor will guide the states through the ISPE process and will consolidate state ISPE data for analysis, interpretation, and presentation. The contractor will share findings and recommendations from all ISPEs with all participating states.

The participating states will develop a specific scope of work for contractor services. It is anticipated that the contractor will be responsible for:

1. Establishing working groups with representatives of the participating states, based on their interest in specific safety features selected for ISPE

2. Organizing and arranging for annual workshops

3. Guiding states on the implementation of ISPE methods based on the recommendations of NCHRP 22-33

4. Providing states with technical support during their data collection efforts

5. Analyzing data that is collected by the states

6. Documenting findings and recommendations in one or more reports

It is anticipated that the participating states will be responsible for:

1. Identifying a representative who will actively participate in the pooled fund

2. Attending annual workshops (virtual or in person)

3. Working cooperatively with other state representatives and the contractor to identify the roadside safety hardware to be evaluated that year, with the understanding that:

a) Each state does not necessarily install the same hardware

b) Each state may have different priorities regarding which hardware to evaluate

c) States may already be collecting in-service data and the pooled fund will strive to minimize additional data collection

d) Collecting data according to the methods recommended by NCHRP 22-33 and presented at the annual workshops

e) Submitting data to the contractor according to agreed-upon schedules and format

Comments

The total commitment from each participating state is $90,000 starting FFY22 through FFY24 or an annual commitment of $30,000.

The lead agency will apply for a 100% SPR Part B waiver.

Commitment will cover travel for an in-person meeting, when deemed appropriate, approximately once per year throughout the life of the project. The workshop will be offered using a virtual platform as an alternative. Specific meetings and locations will be determined during the project. The annual workshop will be rotated among the participating states.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Maintenance Materials and Construction Safety and Human Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
FHWA WAcceptance Memo TPF-5(481) Acceptance Letter.doc.pdf Memorandum Public

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