The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets certain design standards for public infrastructure to maximize accessibility for all citizens. These standards apply to all new construction, and any existing public facilities that are reconstructed must be altered to meet current standards.
The Division of Public Works is responsible for insuring that pedestrian facilities within the County’s rights-of-way, including sidewalks and curb ramps, are accessible to all pedestrians.
The Division recently inspected all existing pedestrian facilities within County road rights-of-way to determine if they comply with current ADA accessibility standards. Results of the Self Evaluation Report of the inspection will be used to plan sidewalk replacement projects.
The Division is also requesting public input regarding existing pedestrian accessibility needs along County roads. Residents who wish to provide comments are encouraged to submit a brief description of the barrier to accessibility they currently face to the Office of Transportation Engineering, Division of Public Works. Concerned citizens may provide input by sending an email to the Office, or sending a letter by regular mail to:
Office of Transportation Engineering
355 Montevue Lane Suite 200
Frederick, MD 21702