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Traffic and Safety Resources

The Statewide Traffic and Safety Office manages the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and develops and implements policy on traffic safety, operation, and traffic control devices.

They produce and maintain the Alaska Traffic Manual, Alaska Sign Design Specifications Manual, traffic-related standard drawings, and the Alaska Highway Safety Improvement Program Handbook. They provide traffic engineering support to regional staff and complete special projects for headquarters management.

The regional Traffic and Safety offices manage regional components of the HSIP and provide traffic engineering support to Planning, Preliminary Design, Design, Construction, and Maintenance staff. They see that regional plans and activities comply with applicable traffic control device standards, and provide expertise on safety countermeasures, traffic signals, street lighting, signs, striping, crashworthy hardware, work zone traffic control, capacity analysis, and railroad crossings.

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The Alaska Traffic Manual (ATM) is the standard for traffic control devices on public roads in Alaska. It consists of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Alaska Traffic Manual Supplement (ATMS). It references the Alaska Sign Design Specifications (ASDS), which is the sign layout standard for Alaska public roads.

Interim Addenda:

Errata to 2016 ATMS

Prior ATMS Versions
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

2009 Edition, December 2009 with Revisions 1 & 2. link exits this website
This version is effective in Alaska 06/16/16.

The ASDS is the sign layout standard for Alaska public roads. It consists of the federal Standard Highway Signs and Markings (SHSM) book and the ASDS supplement.

Current ASDS, Effective 1/23/15

Interim Addenda:

Standard Highway Signs and Markings (Federal)
ARCHIVE: Earlier Versions of the ASDS

Alaska’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a federally-mandated program managed by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).  Its purpose is to reduce fatalities and serious injuries due to crashes on Alaskan roads.

2023 HSIP Handbook PDF (1.2MB) Revised 3/10/2023
ZIP File 2023 HSIP Handbook ZIP File ZIP File(4.4 MB) Revised 3/10/2023

To ensure apples-to-apples comparison of projects, the logic and constants in the following Excel spreadsheets should not be changed. If you feel changes are necessary, please contact the state traffic engineer.
High Accident Location Screening (34 k) Revised 3/10/2023
Pre-Project Ranking, Post-Project Evaluation(520 k) Revised 3/10/2023
Regional Proposed Project Summary(2 MB) Revised 3/10/2023
Regional HSIP Annual Report Worksheet(370 k) Revised 3/10/2023

Traffic and Safety Related Content

Click here for a listing of all Policies and Procedures, scroll to the appropriate P&P

  • Policy & Procedure 05.05.010 Traffic Control Devices
  • Policy & Procedure 05.05.015 Highway Work Zone Safety and Mobility
  • Policy & Procedure 05.05.020 Establishment of Speed Limits and Zones
  • Policy & Procedure 05.05.030 Beautification of Highway Right of Way
  • Policy & Procedure 05.05.050 Divided Highway Corridor
  • Policy & Procedure 07.05.010 Adopt-A-Highway Program