Apr 30

2024 Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014


April 30, 2024


Registration begins at 8:30 am
Workshop begins at 8:45 am


3 Credit Hours

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


This workshop will benefit state and local professionals who plan, design, inspect, and construct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related facilities within the public right-of-way. State and local agency staff, consultants, and contractors are encouraged to attend.

Why Attend?

  • The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has produced Design Standards and Plan Preparation Requirements for Accessible Sidewalks
  • The 2011 Design Manual from the Iowa DOT is updated periodically as changes are needed, and the course covers the current standards
  • Accessibility of public rights-of-way is required by the 1990 ADA
  • Renewed focus on consistent compliance with ADA Curb Ramp Design and Work Zone Accessibility
  • Workshop will summarize the Sidewalk, Curb Ramp, and Work Zone Portions of the current Iowa DOT Design Manual, and provide information about Plan Preparation Requirements

NOTE: This workshop will not cover changes that have recently occurred to the national Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) until any alterations that may be needed are approved for publishing within the Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specification (SUDAS) and/or the Iowa DOT Design Manual.

Typical Workshop Agenda

TimeEvent Details
8:30 a.m.Registration
8:45 a.m.Setting the Stage
9:00 a.m. Summary of ADA-Related Design Standards and Information
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Summary (Continued)
Plan Components, Creation, and Tools for Production
Protruding Objects
Pedestrian Facilities During Construction
12:00 p.m. Adjourn