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Applying ADA in Work Zones



After a brief discussion of the relevant legal authorities, the workshop describes the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as they travel in the built environment. The basic requirements of the pedestrian access route and the alternative pedestrian access route will be reviewed. Tools to minimize the impacts of construction/maintenance/utility operations on pedestrians will be discussed, including:

  • Phasing of construction

  • Utilizing detailed plans

  • Effective signing/communication

  • Effective barriers/barricades

This class will conclude with an interactive review and discussion of various work zone scenarios and best practices.



The target audience for this class is road agency and private sector personnel with responsibility for designing, installing and maintaining temporary traffic control zones in the public right-of-way. This include engineers (road agency and consulting), technicians, construction inspectors, street supervisors, foremen, crew leaders, and contractors.

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