Accessibility

Pedestrian Accessibility

 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 ensuring that pedestrian facilities within the county’s right-of-way, including sidewalks and curb ramps, are accessible to all pedestrians.

Inspection & Repairs

The division recently inspected all existing pedestrian facilities within county roads right-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.

Public Input

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. Concerned citizens may provide input by sending an email to the office, or sending a letter by regular mail to:

ADA Coordinator
Office of Transportation Engineering
Division of Public Works
355 Montevue Lane, Suite 200
Frederick, MD 21702

Note: for complete ADA Information see ADA Information & Resources web page.

Contact Us

  1. ADA Coordinator - Public Right-of-Way:

    Dave Olney


    Engineering Supervisor, Office of Transportation Engineering
    Email
    Ph: 301-600-2930

    Project Manager - ADA contracts:

    Elbert Maravilla


    Project Manager, Office of Transportation Engineering
    Email
    Ph: 301-600-3511

    Frederick County Division of Public Works
    Office of Transportation Engineering
    355 Montevue Lane 

    Suite 200
    Frederick, MD 21702


    Staff Directory


  1. ADA Transition Plan
  2. ADA Self Evaluation

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Frederick County has adopted a Transition Plan to address barriers to accessibility in County maintained public rights of way.  The Transition Plan will address barriers identified in the 2014 Self Evaluation over a ten year period beginning in Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015.

The Transition Plan may be viewed at the following links:

Transition Plan
Appendix II: Reference Materials
Appendix III: Map of Survey Areas (map 1 of 2)
Appendix III: Map of Survey Areas (map 2 of 2)
Appendix IV: Mitigations listed by road with estimated costs
Appendix V: Barriers to Pedestrian Accessibility with Proposed Mitigations
Appendix VI: Transportation Facilities on County Roads
Appendix VII: Public Schools with Walking Routes on County Roads
Appendix VIII: Tentative Project List FY 2016
Appendix VIII: Tentative Project List "b" FY 2016

ADA Semi-Annual Reports
Summer 2019
Winter 2019
Summer 2018
Winter 2018
Summer 2017
Winter 2017
June 2016
December 2015
October 2015
December 2014

Sidewalk Retrofit
Sidewalk Retrofit Program

ADA retrofit work is also incorporated into the Pavement Management Program