Americas Oct 20, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NEV.: The Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting public feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility plans for Nevada roadways and transportation infrastructure.
New NDOT roadways and facilities are constructed to meet accessibility needs. But, roads and facilities built decades ago may not fully reach current accessibility standards. NDOT has surveyed all state-owned roadway sidewalks, ramps, slopes, pedestrian push buttons, sidewalk crossings and other accessibility components on the more than 5,000 miles of state-maintained roadway to rank compliance with ADA accessibility guidelines. From that data, the department is prioritizing a list of potential future projects, such as improved sidewalk ramps and moving utility poles from sidewalks, to enhance accessibility.
NDOT has also developed a new ADA Transition Plan which establishes policy, procedures and programs to further enhance accessibility on Nevada roads. The public and other stakeholders are invited to review the plan and provide feedback through Oct. 31 by visiting nevadadot.com/ADA.
“We are dedicated to keeping Nevadans safe and connected, and that means continually providing a transportation system that is accessible to all,” NDOT Principal Road Design Engineer Natalie Caffaratti said. “We look forward to hearing feedback from Nevadans on how we can best serve everyone using Nevada’s transportation system.”