We are improving access to Washington County roads with an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.
An ADA Transition Plan for access in the public right-of-way identifies needed improvements for access, the funding and schedule to address those needs, and establishes a process for the public to request accommodation.
We are creating this plan in phases:
- Phase I: Curb Ramps
- Phase II: Sidewalks
- Phase III: Pedestrian push buttons
- Phase IV: Parks and park facilities
Each phase includes research about the issue, a plan to remediate the issues, and implementation of of the plan. We will have opportunities for public comment on each phase.
We will have an opportunity to comment on Phase I: Curb Ramps through an online open house tentatively scheduled from Sept. 22-Oct. 22.
It is the policy of Washington County that no person shall be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination in any program, service, or activity provided by County personnel, contractors, or consultants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, English proficiency, age, disability, religion, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or source of income.
The U.S. Access Board develops guidelines under the ADA and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) that will address access to sidewalks and streets, crosswalks, curb ramps, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, and other components of public rights-of-way.
U.S. Department of Justice website for Americans with Disabilities Act.
ODOT is committed to improving access for all.