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Video Conference

Applying ADA in Temporary Work Zones

  • Feb 12, 2020 (1:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 12:30 - 3:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


DEADLINE: Friday, February 7, 2020

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


Roadway construction and maintenance activities can temporarily close sidewalks and crosswalks. Similarly, utility work, sidewalk repairs, building construction and other activities also affect sidewalks and crosswalks. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) state that when a pedestrian circulation path is temporarily closed, an alternate pedestrian access route complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) shall be provided.

Requirements for pedestrian access will be reviewed. Tools to minimize the impacts of construction, maintenance and utility operations on pedestrians will be discussed, namely:

  1. phasing of construction
  2. utilizing detailed plans
  3. effective signing/communication
  4. effective barriers/barricades


Ronald W. Eck, P.E., Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program. He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 40 years.

Target Audience

This presentation will benefit personnel involved in design, traffic safety, construction, planning, safety, civil rights, maintenance, LTAP, and temporary traffic control contractors.

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