Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds highway safety projects at sites that have experienced a high crash history. Emphasis is on low-cost options that can be implemented quickly.

The overall objective of HSIP is to develop and implement, on a continuing basis, stand-alone safety projects designed to reduce the number and severity of crashes on all streets and highways (state and local). The federal funding ratio for HSIP funds is usually 90%, requiring a 10% match of state and/or local funds. To aid in identifying potential issue areas, a link to Community Maps is provided below. Community Maps provides a statewide map of all police reported motor vehicle crashes from 2010 to the current year.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is currently accepting completed HSIP applications. The application review process will begin after the February 15, 2024​, deadline. Applications should be submitted to the appropriate Wis​consin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Regional HSIP Coordinator. HSIP Coordinators are also available to help answer any questions local public agencies have about the HSIP or the application process. The HSIP project application form is available for download below.

Application materials

Other resources​

HSIP coordinators

North Central Region
Cole Dineen
(715) 421-8083

Northeast Region
Kelsey Lorenz
(920) 492-0142

Northwest Region
Tim Smrstick
(715) 836-2834

Southwest Region
Linda Richardson
(608) 789-7869

Southeast Region
Hans Higdon (interim contact)
(262) 548-5924

Central Office
Matthew Gast
(608) 267-3277​