On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation began a project to bring curb ramps into alignment with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and public right-of-way accessibility guidelines.
In CDOT's Region 3, about 1,000 curb ramps may be deficient. CDOT has chosen the City of Delta as the lead project. Betsy Suerth, utilities/public works director for the City of Delta, said CDOT will replace up to 45 curb ramps on Highway 50 between 1550 Road and 5th Street, and on Highway 92 from the intersection with Highway 50 to Stafford Lane.
Phase II of the project will follow in the summer of 2019, replacing approximately 45 ramps in not yet finalized locations.
In several locations, the CDOT contractor will need to work within the city's right-of-way. Public works will also relocate three existing street lights and pull boxes to make way for new curb ramps. Parks staff will assist with moving flower pots as needed.
"We encourage pedestrians and motorists to be aware of detours, as routing will be changing throughout the project based on work sequencing," Suerth said.