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VDOT - Safety Division

The safety of Virginia Department Of Transportation (VDOT) personnel, contractor personnel, and the motoring public is a primary concern for all VDOT employees. VDOT has developed a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for the Commonwealth of Virginia that involves the identification of high crash locations, an analysis of hazards, problems and countermeasures, and the prioritization and scheduling of improvement projects.

More than 900 people die on Virginia's highways each year. To combat that statistic, the 2003 Virginia General Assembly directed the Virginia State Police, Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Transportation to create a Highway Safety Corridor program that addresses safety in high-crash locations on interstate and primary roads.

VDOT has established three Highway Safety Corridors in the Commonwealth. The first designated corridor in Virginia is a 15-mile section of I-81 between mile marker 127, near the town of Ironto in Montgomery County, and mile marker 142, near the city of Salem. The second corridor covers 11 miles of I-95 in Northern Virginia, from Route 619 at Triangle to Route 123 at the Occoquan River. The third corridor is a 13-mile stretch of I-95 in the Richmond area that extends from Bells Road in the southern part of Richmond to Parham Road north of the city.

Virginia Department of Transportation Safety Center