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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policies and Best Practices

Answers to common questions

Design & construction requirements

General requirements:

Additional requirements for Federal Highway Administration (FWHA)funded projects and projects with state funding through WSDOT Local Programs:

Future requirements (not yet adopted by the U.S. Access Board):

Federal Highway Administration/
U.S. Dept. of Justice Guidance

The following information is from U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and from U.S. Department of Justice's (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division:

Requirements for curb ramps during roadway resurfacing

Features of accessible parking spaces

  • Guidance about the features of accessible car and van parking spaces, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Other best practices/resources

Street trees appropriate for sidewalks

For more information:

Please email the WSDOT ADA Compliance Team