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From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4272

02-22-17

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Public invited to comment on plan to increase access for those with disabilities on Clackamas County roadways

The Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development has developed a plan that outlines how it will ensure equal access for those with disabilities to all county roadway facilities, in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

The public review copy of the ADA Transition Plan for the Public Rights-of-Way, which applies to all curb ramps, traffic signals and pedestrian signals on the county’s road network, is now available for public comment:

Comments will be accepted through March 31.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2014 there were nearly 46,000 people in Clackamas County with a disability, which is more than 10 percent of the county population. Of this universe of disabled individuals:

The ADA Transition Plan was developed after a detailed survey of the more than 4,500 curb ramps, traffic signals and pedestrian signals on county roadways; a survey of people with disabilities and those who work or live with people with disabilities; and an assessment of how the facilities can be brought into compliance in coming years.

The plan includes information on the number and type of out-of-compliance facilities, what needs to be done to bring the facilities into compliance, a priority system for removing barriers, how to request barrier removals, and an appeals process. 

For more information, media and members of the public may contact Steve Williams at 503-742-4696 and visit the project website.

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