Curb ramp construction begins next week in Ashland. Crews from Granite Construction will be installing Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps on the corners of more than 30 intersections in Ashland.
Work will focus initially on Siskiyou Boulevard south of Southern Oregon University between Harmony Lane and Tolman Creek Road and continue to several downtown locations and North Main Street.
Crews will begin working days but are planning some night work in areas downtown to avoid affecting traffic. For those corners under construction, temporary pedestrian access routes will be constructed to help people stay connected.
The project webpage or Tripcheck.com will have the most up to date construction information. ODOT is also working with the city of Ashland to help coordinate and distribute information and project updates. Some of the project locations include areas south of Medford and Talent too.
Since 2017, ODOT has rolled out various curb ramp projects in the Rogue Valley and statewide to improve access and meet a legal settlement with the Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living.
Courtesy of ODOT