4.19 — ADA Curb Ramp Program Executive Summary

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4.19 - Resources and Summary

Key Steps

  • In 2017, CDOT embarked on an $85 million five-year effort to address curb ramp conditions, and to bring them into compliance where necessary.
  • The curb ramp funding program addresses curb ramps that are not required to be upgraded as part of a planned project. 
  • Curb ramp funding is distributed to regions based on the proportion of ramps located in each region that are not functionally accessible and will not be addressed by a planned project.
  • Planned capital construction projects must include curb ramp construction to meet the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) standards.
  • It is CDOT’s goal to have 100 percent of curb ramps compliant with PROWAG requirements. The interim goal is to have 100 percent of curb ramps be functionally accessible.

Handoffs and Coordination

  • Civil Rights and Business Resource Center (CRBRC) oversees CDOT’s compliance for the Americans with Disabilities Act, maintains the curb ramp inventory, and reports to the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. 
  • The CRBRC also organizes a Curb Ramp Working group which provides an opportunity for the regions and CRBRC to communicate and solve issues relating to the Curb Ramp Program. 
  • The Regions select and deliver curb ramp projects as well as report progress made on achieving Curb Ramp Prioritization Plan objectives to headquarters.  
  • Each Region has an ADA Representative who performs the role of Asset Manager and works with the Region Business Manager to identify projects that meet ADA funding edibility criteria and determine when curb ramp funding can be used. 
  • Regions provide curb ramp project completion information to the Project Management Office (PMO). The PMO tracks the information and estimates when curb ramps will need to be replaced.

Key Asset Policies

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II, 2008 Amendment Act, 42 USC 12101 requires CDOT to provide accessible services to persons with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 794 
  • CDOT Policy Directive 605.0, Comprehensive Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities 
  • CDOT Procedural Directive 605.1, ADA Accessibility Requirements in CDOT Transportation Projects
  • Chief Engineer’s memo regarding the ADA Title II Program 
  • CDOT’s ADA Transition Plan, September 2017
  • Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines