ADA ramps planned along Oak Grove Boulevard
Clackamas County recently unveiled a plan to construct or modify 15 to 20 curb ramps along Oak Grove Boulevard in late 2017 or early 2018.
While the specific curb ramps to be improved are still being identified, they will be between River Road and Oatfield Road. Area residents will be notified before the work begins; no traffic disruptions are expected.
Oak Grove Boulevard will be the first project in the county's new plan to 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 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 them into compliance, a priority system for removing barriers, how to request barrier removals, and an appeals process.
For more information, call Steve Williams at 503-742-4696 or visit clackamas.us/transportation/ada.html.