We're working statewide to improve access for all
ODOT is bringing 25,000+ curb ramps into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards. As of Dec. 31, 2022, ODOT has completed, inspected and approved 6,176 curb ramp remediations.
These improvements mean increased safety and more seamless access for people who walk, bike or roll. These benefits include:
- Upgrades to existing curb ramps and pedestrian signals.
- New ADA-compliant curb ramps and pedestrian signals where there are none.
Constructing or remediating curb ramps requires many steps and people to achieve full ADA compliance. For example:
- Designing curb ramps to fit the location using national best practices and guidance from the U.S. Access Board.
- Removing barriers in existing curb ramps like the size of the lip from the street to the curb ramp entrance.
- Making the slope on the ramp less steep and creating more room to maneuver.
- Ensuring inspection values (percent of slope, width, truncated domes, etc.) are within the acceptable range for a compliant ramp.
ADA improvements will sometimes be integrated into larger, multifunctional transportation investment projects and sometimes will be stand-alone single function ADA curb ramp improvements.
Before we remediate the curb ramps in each community, we also evaluate existing crossings for accessibility. When a crossing is found inaccessible according to our evaluation criteria, we follow the crosswalk closure policy and officially close it.
We've identified improvement projects across the state and are working to plan and deliver intersection improvements every year.
- Region 1, Portland Metro Area: 8,000+
- Region 2, Northwest Oregon: 9,000+
- Region 3, Southwest Oregon: 3,000+
- Region 4, Central Oregon: 2,000+
- Region 5, Eastern Oregon: 3,000+
We are committed to building and maintaining an accessible transportation system for all Oregonians.