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ADA Guidance

ADA Policy
WSDOT is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities. View Executive Order 1069.01 (pdf, 174kb) for details.  WSDOT developed plans to comply with state and federal ADA laws.

General Information

Project Development Requirements
The ADA Guidance Memo, dated December 5, 2016, addresses ADA work on Pavement Preservation Projects.
This will be effective for all Projects:
  »  with a PE Phase start date after December 1, 2016
  »  Ad Date date after January 1, 2017

Below are the documents identified in PDM to provide further guidance on how ADA is to be considered in projects.

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This Matrix provides guidance on what ADA features are to be addressed based upon the Jurisdiction where the feature is found.

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This is DRAFT guidance providing a roadmap on what requirements are needed to address rights of way when ADA work is included in a project.

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This workbook provides a current list of ADA features collected as part of the Self Assessment requirement needed for the Transition Plan. Collection efforts halted in November 2012, without completing the entire inventory. This workbook can be used to sort or filter to identify what features have been collected within a specified range of choice and whether that feature is ADA compliant.

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These Diagrams provide the detailed information on what measurements were collected for each ADA Feature.  


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All of the ADA Features collected in the Self Assessment are found in a SQL server database.  This data can be found using GIS.

  • GIS Layer showing all ADA Features collected (Using ArcMap)

    Workbench Dataset - ADA Features

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Transition Plan Self-Assessment Data Collection - Recording ADA Measurements
Not all of the ADA features were inventoried thru the earlier Self-Assessment effort, and as new features were constructed this information did not get added into the ADA Feature Database. Included in the ADA Guidance Memo is the requirement to complete the self-assessment measurements of ADA features. Instructions and forms for the various phases being completed are found below:


Design / Construction Requirements
Below are additional requirements to be used:

Design - New Special Provisions
Below are Special Provisions to be included in projects with ADA work. These will become GSP's in an upcoming Amendment/GSP update in 2017. Per the ADA Guidance Memo, all ADA features constructed will be as-built by the contractor and forwarded to the Project Engineer for further processing and transmitting to the ADA Data Steward for inclusion into the ADA Features Database. This will provide a database that is current. The documents have been updated on December 14, 2016.

Construction - Region Construction Project Engineers Office to Process ADA Feature Measurements
The measurements received from the Contractor need to be processed by the Project Engineer and then transmitted to the ADA Data Steward.

Other References

If you have any questions concerning ADA and your project, please contact:
Kurt Sielbach
PO Box 47329
Olympia, WA 98504-7329
(360) 705-7937
E-mail: SielbaK@wsdot.wa.gov