ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way

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What's Happening


The Pierce County Council on Feb. 11 approved Pierce County's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way. This plan will guide us as we bring existing pedestrian assets in the public right-of-way into compliance with the ADA. Pedestrian assets include:
  • sidewalks
  • curb ramps
  • pedestrian push buttons
  • driveway entrances

About the ADA Transition Plan

Pierce County was required to develop an ADA Transition Plan (Title II 28 CFR § 35.150) to bring non-compliant pedestrian assets into compliance.

The plan includes:
  • How assets will be assessed and prioritized
  • How much it will cost to improve each type of facility and how the work will be funded
  • A timeline for improvements
  • Updates to design standard and procedure to achieve compliance for new assets
The plan will be updated every five years to:
  • track progress
  • refine how we prioritize work
  • update program costs
Each update will include a public comment period.

An online open house that provides an overview of the plan is linked below.
Request an alternate format
Fill out our online form to request the plan in an alternate format or request a printed copy.

Self-Evaluation Report complete


Pierce County is required under Title II of the ADA to make a Self-Evaluation Report (Title II 28 CFR § 35.105). Pierce County completed our Americans with Disabilities Act Public Rights-of-Way Self-Evaluation Report in October 2015. We assessed county services, policies, and practices for compliance with the ADA. We also did an inventory of existing assets to assess compliance. 

We reached out to the public through public meetings, stakeholder groups, and an online survey. Public input informs which defects pose the biggest impact to accessibility, and what is most important to the public.

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