Mid-South Safety Action Plan

Improving Safety in the Mid-South

The Mid-South Safety Action Plan (SAP) is currently under development. Visit the SAP webpage for more information!

The Memphis MPO and West Memphis MPO have initiated the development of the Mid-South Safety Action Plan (SAP) to create a framework for reducing roadway deaths throughout the tri-state Greater Memphis region.

Currently in the early stages of planning, the SAP will establish a goal of reduced traffic fatalities through actionable steps. Overseeing the creation and implementation of the plan is a multi-disciplinary working group committed to public roadway safety. While community engagement will help refine the SAP goals and recommendations, the plan will be guided by the Safe System principles of safer people, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds, and post-crash care.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 established the federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program, which is a discretionary program providing funds for action plans and implementation projects to prevent deaths and serious injuries for all roadway users. The SAP will lay the foundation for future implementation grants to improve roadway Safety in the Mid-South. The final plan document is expected to be completed in Spring/Summer 2023.

In addition to the guiding vision, the plan will include the following components:

  •          Historical Trends and Existing Conditions Analysis

  •          High Injury Network Analysis

  •          Equity Analysis

  •          Recommended Projects

  •          Strategies and Countermeasures

  •          Future Needs Assessment

For additional information regarding State Safety Plans and data, please visit:


Public Engagement Opportunities

The Memphis MPO held several events across the region in October and conducted a survey to collect input on transportation safety issues in the Mid-South. If you would like leave your input or request more information on the Mid-South SAP, please contact any of the MPO staff members below.

Working Group and Stakeholder Engagement

The development of the Mid-South SAP is guided by input from local planners and engineers. The MPOs are currently engaging these groups through regular working group and stakeholder meetings. See below for links to the presentation materials, meeting minutes, and survey results from the most recent Safety Action Plan Working Group (SAPWG) meetings.

SAPWG Meeting #3 (December 7, 2022)

SAPWG Meeting #2 (October 12, 2022)

SAPWG Meeting #1 (August 24, 2022)

Contact Information - Memphis MPO

If you would like more information on the plan and its development you can contact:

Clarke Shupe-Diggs
Transportation Planner

Mavrick Fitzgerald
Transportation Planner

Ethan Greene
Transportation Planner

You can also contact any of the Transportation Planners with the Memphis MPO, visit the Staff Webpage for contact information.

Contact Information -  West Memphis MPO

Guy Sawyer