Caltrans Institutionalizes Safety Assessments

Land Development Review with New Interim Guidance

UPDATED MARCH 9, 2020

In December 2020, Caltrans released its updated, “Interim Local Development and Intergovernmental Review Safety Review Practitioners Guidance”, which provides instructions to Caltrans personnel, lead agencies, developers, and consultants for conducting safety impact analysis for proposed land use projects and plans in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The guidance sets expectations for Caltrans staff and lead agencies about what information and factors to consider in safety impact analysis and is focused on potential safety impacts affecting the California State Highway System (SHS). 

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