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ADA Design Resources

ADA requirements are integrated into many of ODOT's design manuals, standard drawings and construction specifications.

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A collection of resources containing ADA requirements and guidance can be found below. Click on the pull down menu to view links associated with the headings:

Training Videos

ADA Compliant Curb Ramps: The Process

 

ADA Compliant Curb Ramps: Design

ADA Compliant Curb Ramps: Construction

ADA Compliant Curb Ramps: The Waiver Process

Resources

Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices
Serves as a single source of information on most issues surrounding the topic of APS.

Aesthetic Design Guidelines
ODOT's guide to aesthetic designs on roadway projects.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
United States Access Boards technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities.

Collector Program
ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW.

Construction and Material Specifications
Standards and requirements for bidders and contractors.

Location & Design Manual, Volume 1 - Roadway Design
Contains standards and requirements for roadway design.

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) - Urban Street Design Guide
Design elements for streets and intersections.

Official Policies & Standard Procedures
ODOT's formal policy statements and standard operating procedures pertaining to or of interest to the general public.

ODOT Multimodal Design Guide
A source for planners and designers implementing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in ODOT right-of-way and as part of the Local-Let Process.

ODOT Signal Design Reference Packet
ODOT Office of Traffic Operations Resources for Signal Design.

Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD)
The OMUTCD establishes statewide standards for the design and use of traffic control devices on any street, highway, bikeway or private roads open to public travel in Ohio.

Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
United States Access Boards proposed guidelines.

Exceptions to PROWAG
4 - Pedestrian Facilities: Part of Multimodal Design Guide

Roadway Standard Construction Drawings (SCD)
Detailing Driveways, Curb, Curb Ramps, Rumble Strips, Fencing, Guardrail, Concrete Barriers, and Landscaping.

Traffic Engineering Manual (TEM)
This manual is a consolidation of ODOT traffic engineering policies, guidelines, standards and best practices.

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

Traffic Standard Construction Drawings (SCD)
Detailing Highway Lighting, Maintenance of Traffic, Traffic Control, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

BP-7.1
Standard construction drawing

Curb Ramps

ODOT ADA-Compliant: Curb Ramp Measuring Guide
ODOT guidance to ADA Rights of Way Collector Application users, designers, project engineers, contractors, and inspectors

ODOT ADA Curb Ramp and Measuring Form
Excel Spreadsheet Form for entering measurements

Waiver Form Instructions
Instructions to fill out the ADA Waiver Form

Waiver Form (Word Version)
Word version of the waiver form to be used as an aid in the field by Districts and Locals

Sample Plan
Diagram/drawings and descriptions

CMS - 608.07
Instructions on Constructing of Curb Ramps

CMS - 608.08
Method of Measurement

CMS - 608.09
Basis of Payment

CMS - 712.14
Construction Specifications for Detectable Warning Devices

Collector Program
ODOT's Inventory of ADA ROW

MDG - Figure 4-11: Counter Slope
Curb Ramp Components and Slope Rates

ODOT Multimodal Design Guide
Design Information for Curb Ramps Including: When Curb Ramps are Required, Location, Design Considerations, Components, Types, Detectable Warnings, Evaluation and Replacement

Section 4.5.9.2 Curb Ramp Components
Curb Ramp Components

Section 4.5.9.3 Curb Ramp Types
Curb Ramp Types and Curb Cuts

Section 4.5.9.4 Truncated Domes
Placement, Height and Spacing of Truncated Domes

ODOT Aesthetic Design Guidelines - 5.2.9
Aesthetic Guidelines for Sidewalks and Buffers

Curb Ramps Required In Resurfacing Plans
Curb Ramps Required in Resurfacing Plans

PROWAG - R-207
Location of Curb Ramps and Blended Transitions

PROWAG - R-208
Detectable Warning Surface - Where and Where Not Required

PROWAG - R-304
Curb Ramp Design Information Including: Turning Space, Running Slope, Flared Sides, for Both Perpendicular and Parallel Ramps, Widths, Grade Breaks, Cross Slope, Counter Slope, and Clear Space

PROWAG - R-305
Detectable Warning Surface Design Information Including: Dome Size, Dome Spacing, Contrast, Size, Placement and Blended Transitions

SCD - BP-7.1
Standard Construction Drawings for New and Reconstructed Curb Ramps

TEM - 440-8.3
When and Where Curb Ramps Should be Installed or Upgraded

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

Crosswalks

CMS - 641.08
Dimensions for Painting Crosswalk Lines

Collector Program
ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW.

ODOT Aesthetic Design Guidelines - 5.2.10
Aesthetic Guidelines for Medians, Islands, and Crosswalks

OMUTCD - 3B.18
Crosswalk Marking Details

OMUTCD - Figure 3B-19
Examples of Crosswalk Markings

Comp TEM 1-7
Crosswalk Markings

Comp TEM 8-15
Crosswalk Lengths and Consideration to Refuge Islands

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

Sidewalks

Construction and Material Specifications
Structures for Maintaining Traffic, Sidewalks on Temporary Structure

Collector Program
ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW

Section 4.3 Pedestrian Zone Design
Sidewalk Design (Sidewalk and Shoulder Installation, Widths, Obstacles and Protruding Objects, Buffer Widths, Grade and Cross Slope, Surface Treatments)

Section 4.7.1 Sidewalks for Bridges/Underpasses
Sidewalks for Highway Bridges/Underpasses

L&D Vol. 1 - 804.2
Residential Drive Profiles (Curbed Roadways)

Section 2.5.1.1 Sidewalk and Walkway Facility Selection
Guidelines for New Sidewalk/Walkway Installations including Urban Lateral Offsets at Driveways and Sidewalk Buffer Strips

Section 4.3.2 Pedestrian Zone Framework
Walk Designs

Figure 803-2: Drive (With Curb and Sidewalk) Details
Rural Residential and Field Drives

Figure 803-3: Drive (With Curb and Sidewalk) Details
Urban Residential Drive Details - Sidewalk Dimensions and Slopes

ODOT Aesthetic Design Guidelines - 5.2.9
Aesthetic Guidelines for Sidewalks and Buffers

PROWAG - R-302.2
Components of Pedestrian Access Routes

PROWAG - R-302.3
Continuous Width

PROWAG - R-302.4
Passing Spaces

PROWAG - R-302.5
Grade

PROWAG - R-302.6
Cross Slope

PROWAG - R-302.7
Surfaces

MT-110.10
Pedestrian Detour Methods

Comp TEM 1-7
Pedestrian Considerations, Widths, Clearances, Lighting, Temporary Pedestrian Structures, Detour of Pedestrians

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices
Features, When to Install, Design, Installation, Operation, and Current Guidelines

Collector Program
ODOT's Inventory of ADA ROW

OMUTCD Section 4E.08
Pedestrian Detectors, Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors (General, Location, Walk Indications, Tactile Arrows and Locator Tones, and Extended Pushbutton Press Features)

OMUTCD - Figure 4E-3
Pushbutton Locations Area

OMUTCD - Figure 4E-4
Typical Pushbutton Locations

PROWAG - R-209
Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Pedestrian Pushbuttons

PROWAG - R-306.2
Pedestrian Activated Signals at Multi-lane Roundabouts

PROWAG - R-306.3.2
Pedestrian Activated Signals at Single-lane Roundabouts

SCD - TC-85.10
Pole Mountings for Signal Heads

TEM - 404-2 and 404-3
Pushbuttons and Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Locator Tones

TEM - 450-10.6
Pedestrian Signal Heads

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

Refuge Islands

ADAAG - 406.7
Islands at Crossings

Collector Program
ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW

400 - Intersection Design
Characteristics of Islands

400 - Intersection Design
Crossing Islands and Medians

L&D Vol. 1 - 403.6.9
Splitter Islands at Roundabouts, Length of Islands, Width of Crosswalk

Section 4.5.9.4 Detectable Warnings
Placement, Height and Spacing of Truncated Domes

NACTO - Urban Street Design Guide
Pedestrian Safety Islands

PROWAG - R-208
Detectable Warning Surfaces - Where Required, Where Not Required

PROWAG - R-302.3.1
Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Islands

PROWAG - R-305.2.4
Pedestrian Refuge Islands

Comp TEM - 1-7
Crosswalk Lengths and Consideration to Refuge Islands

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.

On-Street Parking

ADAAG - 502
Parking Space

Collector Program
ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW

6 - On-Road Bicycle Facilities
Bicycle Lanes Adjacent to On-Street Parking

OMUTCD - 3B.20
Pavement Word, Symbol, and Arrow Markings

OMUTCD - Figure 3B-21
Examples of Parking Space Markings

OMUTCD - Figure 3B-22 
International Symbol of Accessibility Parking Space Marking

PROWAG - R-211.4
Accessible Parking Space and Passenger Loading Zone Signs

PROWAG - R-214
On-Street Parking Spaces, Minimum Number of Spaces Required

PROWAG - R-309
General, Parallel Parking Spaces, Wide Sidewalks, Alterations, Narrow Sidewalks, Perpendicular or Angled Parking Spaces, and Curb Ramps or Blended Transitions

TIMS - ADA ROW Map Viewer
ODOT's Transportation Information Mapping System which displays ODOT's ADA inventories on a map.