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.
Inspection and Repairs
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 inspection are presented in the County's Self Evaluation Report. This information has been used to develop a Transition Plan for sidewalk repair and replacement.
The Division encourages public input regarding existing pedestrian accessibility needs along County roads. Residents who wish to provide comments may 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