The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) is undertaking the “High Crash Locations Assessment” to improve the safety of High Crash Locations (HCLs) in its 18-member municipal region. GPCOG staff will work with local officials and staff, MaineDOT, and VHB to improve safety at 23 sites in the PACTS region.
Results of Project
The final report will provide a summary, visuals, and cost estimates for MaineDOT, PACTS, and its member municipalities to use as a guide toward implementing constructible solutions that will yield tangible safety improvements.
Phase I - Desktop Assessments: Complete
Phase II - Road Safety Audits: 2021-2022
In 2019 the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) and project consultant VHB worked with the PACTS Technical Committee to:
Identify highest priority HCLs in the PACTS region
Complete a preliminary desktop review of 23 sites and identify safety improvements for each site
Recommend sites to be included in Phase II
VHB and GPCOG completed Phase I of the study over the summer of 2020. The desktop assessments are available as a full report for the PACTS region, or as separate reports for the four PACTS subregions.