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

04-19-17

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

County to improve access for people with disabilities along Oak Grove Boulevard

Clackamas County will construct or modify 15 to 20 curb ramps along Oak Grove Boulevard as its first major new project to improve accessibility for all people on county roads and sidewalks.

While the specific curb ramps to be improved are still being identified, they will all be between River Road and Oatfield Road. Construction is expected to take place in late 2017 or early 2018. Area residents will be notified before the work begins; no traffic disruptions are expected.

The new ADA Transition Plan for the Public Rights-of-Way from the Department of Transportation & Development outlines how the county will ensure equal access for people with disabilities to all county roadway facilities, in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

The plan – which applies to all curb ramps, traffic signals and pedestrian signals – was developed after a detailed survey of 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, the public may contact Steve Williams at 503-742-4696 or visit the project website.

For more information, members of the media may contact Steve Williams at 503-742-4696.

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