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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 that contain 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.
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 and Design Volume 1 (L&D Vol. 1) Contains standards and requirements for roadway design.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) - Urban Street Design Guide Design elements for streets and intersections.
ODOT Aesthetic Design Guidelines ODOT's guide to aesthetic designs on roadway projects.
Official Policies & Standard Procedures ODOT's formal policy statements and standard operating procedures pertaining to or of interest to the general public.
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 Part of L&D Manual
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. Link
BP-7.1 Standard construction drawing

Curb Ramps

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
Evaluation Form Curb ramp evaluation form
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
L&D Vol. 1 - 306.3 Design Information for Curb Ramps Including: When Curb Ramps are Required, Location, Design Considerations, Components, Types, Detectable Warnings, Evaluation and Replacement
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-3 Curb Ramp Components and Slope Rates
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-4 Curb Ramp Types and Curb Cuts
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-5 Placement, Height and Spacing of Truncated Domes
ODOT Aesthetic Design Guidelines - 5.2.9 Aesthetic Guidelines for Sidewalks and Buffers
ODOT Policy - 21-003(P) 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
TEM - 301-6 Crosswalk Markings
TEM - 840-2.4 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
L&D Vol. 1 - 306.2 Sidewalk Design (Sidewalk and Shoulder Installation, Widths, Obstacles and Protruding Objects, Buffer Widths, Grade and Cross Slope, Surface Treatments)
L&D Vol. 1 - 306.4 Sidewalks for Highway Bridges/Underpasses
L&D Vol. 1 - 804.2 Residential Drive Profiles (Curbed Roadways)
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-1 Guidelines for New Sidewalk/Walkway Installations
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-2 Walk Designs
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 600-4 Urban Lateral Offsets at Driveways and Sidewalk Buffer Strips
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 803-2 Rural Residential and Field Drives
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 803-3 Urban Residential Drive Details - Sidewalk Dimensions and Slopes
L&D Vol. 1 - Table 306-1 Sidewalk Grade Recommendations
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
SCD - MT-110.10 Pedestrian Detour Methods
TEM - 640-25 Pedestrian Considerations, Widths, Clearances, Lighting, Temporary Pedestrian Structures
TEM - 641-28 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 - 4E.08 - 4E.13 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 Pushbuttons
TEM - 404-3 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
L&D Vol. 1 - 401.7.1 Characteristics of Islands
L&D Vol. 1 - 401.8.3 Crossing Islands and Medians
L&D Vol. 1 - 403.6.9 Splitter Islands at Roundabouts, Length of Islands, Width of Crosswalk
L&D Vol. 1 - Fig. 306-5 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
TEM - 840-2.4 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 Spaces
Collector Program ODOT's inventory of ADA ROW
L&D Vol. 1 - 308.5.5 Bicycle Lanes and 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.