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The Mesa County Safety Action Plan aims to identify solutions to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads across Mesa County. 

Between 2018 and 2022, 89 people lost their lives on Mesa County roads, and more than 3,000 others were injured. The Mesa County Safety Action Plan will look at local data and peer research to identify safety solutions for all users, including those driving, walking, rolling, biking, riding a motorcycle, ATV, and/or other modes. The plan will provide strategies to address changes to both roadway user behavior and infrastructure. It will be built on a foundation of partnerships from stakeholders who strive to find solutions to make roads safer throughout Mesa County, which includes the Cities of Grand Junction and Fruita and the Towns of Palisade, Collbran, and DeBeque.

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Funding

In early February 2023, the Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office (RTPO) announced $260,000 in funding from the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. Mesa County, the City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, and Town of Palisade have committed an additional $65,000 to develop the safety action plan – bringing the project total to $325,000.

What is the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program?

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program provides financial support for planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently slated $5 billion in funding to improve safety on roads throughout the nation over a five-year period under the SS4A grant program.

Schedule

The Mesa County Safety Action Plan kicked off in October 2023 and will be developed throughout 2024. The final plan will be published in October 2024.

During Winter/Spring 2024 the project team will identify safety concerns, conduct existing conditions analysis, develop goals, and host an online public event #1 and pop-up events. In Summer 2024, we will draft safety solutions and strategies, create criteria for prioritization, and host an online public event #2 and pop-up events. In Fall 2024, we will present the draft plan, finalize and publish the plan, and identify next steps for implementation.

Get Involved

There will be several opportunities for the community to get involved and provide input throughout the development of the Mesa County Safety Action Plan. The feedback received throughout this plan will play an important role in shaping future decisions regarding safer roads in Mesa County.

Get involved to help Mesa County enhance roadway safety in our community!