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Traffic Safety Assessment

Street in SE DC

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to making our city’s streets safer for everyone while minimizing impacts to traffic operations. A combination of traffic control devices and traffic calming measures can help meet both goals. Our Traffic Safety Assessment program will identify intersections and corridors of concern, analyze existing conditions, and provide a plan for safety mitigations.

A Traffic Safety Assessment is initiated when a resident, ANC, or other community member or organization raises traffic safety concerns within the public right-of-way. When a traffic safety concern is identified, DDOT’s Transportation Operations and Safety Division (TOSD) will perform a Traffic Safety Assessment to evaluate the extent of the safety issue and determine if any action is needed.

In order to start the process for a Traffic Safety Assessment, residents should call 311, visit 311 online, or talk to their ANC commissioner. DDOT will ask that the resident fill out a “Traffic Safety Assessment Questionnaire” to better under the issue and requests that the resident obtain a letter of support from their ANC commissioner. A petition is not required. The “How to Request a Traffic Safety Assessment” flyer illustrates the process to initiate an assessment.

The Traffic Safety Assessment process takes approximately 120 days to complete. Once completed, DDOT will deliver the study results to the resident before closing out the request. If a safety mitigation is necessary, DDOT will develop recommendations and work with the community to identify the most appropriate solution(s). If the proposed recommendations change existing traffic control and/or on-street parking, a Notice of Intent will be issued by DDOT, which includes a 30 business-day public comment period. The timeline for installation of improvements will vary based on the safety mitigation identified.

Service Need

To provide the most effective traffic calming solutions to address safety concerns in District neighborhoods.

Service at a Glance

Provided By: DDOT
Phone:
(202) 673-6813
Location: 55 M Street SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003

Contact TTY: 
711