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FHWA Highway Safety Programs


This publication, Integrating the HSM into the Highway Project Development Process, describes and illustrates the application of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into the highway project development process. The guide’s purpose is to help practitioners understand how the HSM adds value to the project development process. This guide includes specific guidance for integrating the HSM into the disciplines of Planning, Environment, Design, and Operations that comprise highway project development.