ADA sidewalk accessibility plan

The county has developed a plan to make county roads more accessible, as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The plan specifically addresses county policies and programs that relate to ADA. The goal of this project is to eliminate all barriers (including utility poles, fire hydrants and signs) within the sidewalk and make it easier for everyone to cross at intersections and crosswalks.

During the process of creating the plan, the county reviewed inventory, took input from the public and evaluated problematic areas. Next, the county will prioritize and schedule maintenance to be completed as soon as possible.

The county map below shows the location of where improvements will be made soon. This information can also be found in table form in the plan. 

Contact the transition plan engineer for a list of other planned projects related to pedestrian accessibility.

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Required checklists for ADA construction within Hennepin County right-of-way

For all construction projects within Hennepin County’s right-of-way, the following Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance checklists must be completed and submitted to Hennepin County by the municipality, utility company or developer completing the work.

The checklists cover all essential areas for federal compliance with the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). They should be used throughout construction to guide your work and ensure all ADA-related work meets federal compliance. You can also document reasoning for any non-compliant work

The county is responsible for documenting and reporting that all ADA work is following federal procedures. Your cooperation in completing the checklists will ensure we can do so in a timely manner.

Checklist guides

Below are some guides to assist you when filling out the checklists

Contacts

Questions and completed checklists should be directed to either of the following ADA construction contacts:

Key terms

Pedestrian ramp

A short ramp that cuts into the curb; it is designed to provide an accessible route for people with disabilities when traveling between the roadway and sidewalk.

Accessible pedestrian signal (APS)

A device that communicates information in non-visual formats regarding the "Walk" and "Don't Walk" intervals at signalized intersections.

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