Several safety programs, grants, and tools are now available to assist you in safety analysis, maintenance, and upgrades on county roads.
Find out more details and links to additional resources for the following:

Crash Data Dashboard

The Oregon Department of Transportation in coordination with DKS Associates is piloting a new crash data dashboard to help local governments identify high-priority safety projects. The dashboard uses a tableau interface to allow users to easily filter statewide crash data by jurisdiction, and identify trends across county maintained roads and inter-jurisdictional opportunities with cities and ODOT. The filters also allow for easy identification of intersection and roadway departure collisions, two of the most common crash types for local jurisdictions.  

The dashboard auto-populates five summary tables, which include crash severity, collision type, crash cause, and full street name. The tables automatically change as the data is filtered to easily identify hot spots and high priority crash types for the jurisdiction and selected areas. The summary tables are a great resource when applying for the All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) program or the County Safety Corridor pilot program, as the dashboard will identify specific roads with a high frequency of crashes, and crash types to help inform potential countermeasures.

All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) Program

The application deadline for the All Roads Transportation Safety program cycle (the 2025 – 2027 STIP) is coming up on December 11th. The program includes a few changes since the last round, including separate funding allocations for hot spot and systematic projects, designated funding splits for locals (51%) and the state (49%), and additional tools for project selection like the online dashboard, an excel-based countermeasure search tool, and free consultant assistance. The program advertises a $500,000 minimum, but ODOT encourages local governments to work with your region representatives to potentially bundle smaller projects that are a high priority. 

For more information on the ARTS program, see the program website

Safety Corridors 

Applications are still open to participate in the County Safety Corridor pilot program, a new safety program created by the 2019 Legislature in HB 3213. The pilot allows a county to charge double fines on a designated road, 2 – 10 miles in length, with a history or at a high risk of fatal and serious injuries. A safety corridor is intended to be a temporary measure to increase awareness while additional safety measures are put in place. The pilot program does not allocate additional funding, but the funds raised from the increased fines are eligible to pay for future road improvements. 

The bill established an advisory group which created the program guidelines earlier this year and is responsible for approving the pilot counties. HB 3213 allows for up to five counties to participate in the pilot, and currently, only Marion County has been approved. 

For more information about the pilot, see the program website here, or contact Jocelyn Blake (