Accessibility Improvements for Downtown Dolores Almost Complete

June 26, 2018 -
Dolores June 26, 2018

DOLORES—The sidewalk and curb construction project in downtown Dolores that began the first part of April is being finalized with seeding this week. Medved Global, a local prime contractor, and the Colorado Department of Transportation have been improving accessibility for persons with disabilities in the south section of downtown Dolores.

The project is part of an $85 million statewide initiative, funded by the Colorado State Transportation Commission, to provide functional accessibility to all travelers using state highways. New curb ramps have been constructed at eight locations along Colorado Highway 145 (CO 145).

Dolores is one of the first communities in Colorado to be upgraded with features that observe the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Significant resources have been allocated for this statewide initiative, which is expected to be completed by the year 2021. In an earlier statement, CDOT Executive Director Michael Lewis expressed excitement about the financial, programmatic and human resources being directed toward the effort. Other communities across Colorado are also receiving upgrades this summer.  

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ALL PHOTOS: Pedestrians walking through the town of Dolores in Southwest Colorado will benefit from recently upgraded sidewalks and curbs. The enhancements along the town's main thoroughfare, CO 145, include new ramps for handicapped accessibility.