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Video Conference

ADA - Designing, Constructing, & Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way

  • Feb 4, 2015 (9:30 - 3:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 2:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


The presentation is designed to provide current information so that pedestrian facilities and access routes in the public right-of-way are properly constructed and maintained for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This course also addresses design of pedestrian access routes in new construction or when existing facilities are altered. It was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design, construction and maintenance of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. This course is taught from the perspective of the current version of the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG), the recommended practice for public rights of way. The following topics will be covered:

  • Laws, Regulations and Pedestrian Characteristics
  • Pedestrian Access Route (PAR) - construction/maintenance issues and Frequently Asked Questions (Curb Ramps, Transitions and Detectable Warnings (truncated domes)
  • Work Zones & Maintenance
  • Pedestrian Crossings, Street Furniture and On-Street Parking


Ron Eck, PhD, PE, is actively involved with the WVLTAP as a senior advisor. He served as director for the program from 1991 until his retirement from West Virginia University in 2008. He is also an active participant with the WVLTAP Advisory Board. In addition to advising the center staff, Dr. Eck provides technical assistance to WV communities and teaches a variety of WVLTAP classes.

Dr. Eck graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1971 and a Ph. D in 1975. He began teaching in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of West Virginia University in 1975. Dr. Eck is a member of the Transportation Research Board and is a participant in the WVU Community Design Team program. Dr. Eck's research interests include: highway design, traffic engineering, highway safety, pedestrian and bicycle transportation, and railroad-highway grade crossings. He also conducts continuing education workshops and training courses for practitioners in these areas.

Target Audience

Designers, construction and maintenance staff. This will also be of interest to local elected officials.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050