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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - August 2nd, 2022



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Safe Streets and Roads

US DOT Grant Program for

Local Governments

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next five years. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up to $1 billion in funding is available for local agency initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

The program provides funding for MPOs, towns, transit agencies, and multijurisdictional groups through two types of grants.

  1. Action Plan Grants which develop, update or support a comprehensive safety action plan for submitting agencies, or
  2. Implementation Grants which implement projects identified in a safety action plan.

Safety action plans are similar to Local Road Safety Plans recently introduced to Kentucky by KYTC and FHWA and supported by UK/T2. These plans, which must meet specific requirements established by the program, serve as the

basis for project identification and prioritization to direct implementation funding.  Once developed, the Safety

Action Plan may be used to pursue funding through the SS4A program or the KYTC Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. EDT

on September 15, 2022.

Click HERE to view the "How to Apply" Webinar videos.

For details and more information you can review the

Notice of Funding Opportunity or contact KY’s Safety Circuit Rider, Adam Kirk at

New Safety Series from KTC T2 & FHWA

Kentucky LTAP - Road Safety Video Series

How to Conduct a Road Safety Audit

Minimizing severe and fatal crashes by conducting in-depth road studies

to improve roadway safety.  This 11-part video series on Road Safety was

produced in partnership with the Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program

(LTAP), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Federal Highway Administration.

Watch the entire playlist online HERE.

Webinar Wednesday

Pothole Repair

August 10

9am - 10am EST

Using proper patching and repair techniques can improve structural integrity and restore rideability for pavements experiencing local failures. This web conference compares partial- and full-depth repair techniques and the materials used to implement them.

By the end of the training, you will be able to:

Describe the types of distresses best addressed by each treatment.

Describe recommended materials and mixtures for each treatment.

Describe recommended construction procedures and key quality control activities for each treatment.

Chainsaw Safety


August 10

11am - noon EST


Chainsaws are widely used

throughout the world. They’re used

in a variety of industries such as commercial, residential, arborist, road maintenance, property maintenance, ground operations, and bucket truck operations. Chainsaws can be very useful, but it is important to remember they can be very dangerous.

Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured and killed due to chainsaw accidents. A majority of these accidents could have been prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety.

During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use personal protective equipment, and how to safely operate the chainsaw to reduce the risk of injury. 

Basic Work Zone and Flagger 

Qualification Training

August 9th

Barren River State

Resort Park

August 25th

Lake Barkley State

Resort Park

This course is intended for individuals who perform flagging and temporary traffic control activities on Kentucky’s roadways. Individuals seeking qualification as Traffic Control Technicians and Supervisors are encouraged to take this course prior to taking the Technician and Supervisor Courses.

Individuals performing flagging operations on any Kentucky roadway should be trained and qualified every two years. Those who successfully pass the test will be qualified and their results will be provided to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

The course also fulfills a requirement for the Roads Scholar Program.

Basic Plan Reading

August 9th

Online Training

This workshop takes participants through the various types of plans used at road departments. 

Participants discover how to read and interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations. 

This course discusses features and details contained within plans, how to define the types

of scales, and how to identify dimensions found on plans.

Visit the website HERE to

learn more.


Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for free webinars that will cover job-specific information as well as general safety topics. Road Safety Champions focus on doing their job safely, and we will provide you the tools to feel confident in promoting safety in any workplace. With diverse courses in maintenance, construction, engineering, and more, you will find one or many opportunities to learn. Complete the program requirements and you can earn a Road Safety Champion certificate.

Road Safety Champion 

Intersection Safety

August 24

9:00am -11:00am EST

Learn more about keeping Kentuckians safe on our roadways.

Take part in the Road Safety Champion Program, established by the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Become a Road Safety Champion today.

Click Here to Register!

KTC Research:

Utilization of LiDAR Technology - When to Use It and Why

LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging, and is a popular remote sensing technique used for measuring exact distance of an object from the Earth's surface. 

KTC research partnered LiDAR technologies to see if they can assist transportation agencies during the design, construction, and maintenance phases of transportation projects.

While LiDAR has numerous applications, successfully deploying LiDAR technologies is only possible if agencies have a solid understanding of their use cases and potential limitations.

This report offers guidance the KYTC Cabinet can use when making decisions on how to employ LiDAR technologies in highway contexts. 

Click HERE to read more about how LiDAR technology can be used for transportation projects.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Roadway Design -

Webinar Wednesday

Are you curious about Pedestrian & Bicycle Roadway Design but missed our Webinar Wednesday? It’s available on our YouTube channel. There are numerous safety challenges in accommodating pedestrians & bicyclists on our roadways. During this presentation we will discuss safety improvements and countermeasures to improve pedestrian & bicyclist safety along the road and at intersections.

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There you will find past Webinar Wednesdays, presentations, tutorials, and more. Make sure to like and subscribe below to catch all of our updates and new videos.


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