Roads and facilities built decades ago may not fully reach today’s accessibility standards. In our rural areas, limited infrastructure and transportation options also create need for important improvements. We have surveyed and mapped all county-owned sidewalks, ramps, parking lots and other roadway features within the right-of-way for ADA compliance. In addition, we have surveyed county-owned public use buildings for ADA compliance. From that data, we pinpointed and prioritized the important accessibility improvement projects that you will find listed in this plan.
As we make these enhancements, collaboration with the public and partner agencies is key. We invite and appreciate all public insight and feedback to help improve transportation accessibility. Please join us for an open house from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 in Ritzville at the Adams County Public Works conference room or from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, in Othello at the Public Services Building conference room where the plan may be reviewed and comments received.
Communication will be a two-way street. While the public shares valuable insight with us, the county will strive to provide detailed accessibility information through public notices, public meetings and online.
The ADA Transition Plan will lead us in our continued efforts to make Adams County’s transportation system safe and accessible for all. We look forward to seeing you at one of the open houses scheduled in Ritzville and Othello. Copies of the transition plan may be obtained by contacting the public works office in Ritzville, or it may be viewed online at www.co.adams.wa.us. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the public works office at (509) 659-3276.
Click here to download a draft copy of the plan.