ADA in Temporary Traffic Control Webinar – Part 1
Roadway construction and maintenance activities can temporarily close sidewalks and crosswalks. Similarly, utility work, sidewalk repairs, building construction and other activities also affect sidewalks and crosswalks. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Rights-of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) state that when a pedestrian circulation path is temporarily closed, an alternate pedestrian access route complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) shall be provided. Requirements for pedestrian access will be reviewed in this session. Tools to minimize the impacts of construction, maintenance and utility operations on pedestrians will be discussed, including: phasing of construction, channelizing devices, detectable edging, temporary curb ramps and effective signing/communication.