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.
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.
2009 Edition, December 2009 with Revisions 1 & 2.
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.
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.
|2022 HSIP Handbook (1.2MB)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|2021 HSIP Handbook ZIP File (4.4 MB)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|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 (244 k)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|Pre-Project Ranking, Post-Project Evaluation(385 k)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|Regional Proposed Project Summary(2 MB)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|Regional HSIP Annual Report Worksheet(350 k)||Revised 4/18/2022|
|Date||Directive and Attachments|
|10/05/12||Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons|
|02/21/12||ASDS Interim Addenda - Construction Warning Signs|
|01/13/12||New Alaska Traffic Manual|
|02/28/11||Traffic Control Rate Schedule|
|10/04/10||Standard Modifications E69 through E90|
|10/06/09||Designing Highway Lighting & Traffic Signal Systems|
|07/13/09||Rumble Strip Policy|
|04/16/09||Flashing Yellow Arrows|
|11/24/08||Crashworthy Railroad Traffic Control Devices & Avalanche Supports|
|01/30/08||Pedestrian Countdown Timer Installation|
|08/28/03||Day Medical Clinic Signs|
|04/15/02||Action Required to Comply with DOL Requirements for Electrical Components|
|04/12/01||Correction of Noncrashworthy Sign Supports|