We are building an ADA Improvement Program to implement the ADA Transition Plan. The plan involves retrofitting and replacing existing facilities that are out of compliance with new accessible facilities. The ADA Improvement Program is in the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program as County Road Project 5850.
The county budgets $1,135,000 annually for ADA improvement projects. This amount is subject to change based on future revenues, leadership priorities, Council approval, and other factors. About $100,000 will be set aside for citizen requests in case of an immediate need. This program will not include the expansion of the sidewalk network.
Projects in this program will be prioritized by the scoring system. When choosing projects, we will also consider:
Estimated cost and available funding
Connection and expected benefit to defined centers and corridors
168th Street East (Gem Heights Drive East to 171st Street Court East)
Gem Heights Drive East between 176th Street East and 168th Street East A project to improve access and sidewalk connectivity was completed. The work included rebuilding non-compliant curb ramps and sidewalks, and adding new curb ramps where missing. This project was funded by a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Complete Streets Grant and County Road Funds.
177th Street East and 180th Street East west of 38th Avenue East The project involved removing and rebuilding non-compliant curb ramps to improve access. This project was funded with County Road Funds.
C Street South In 2018, new curb ramps and sidewalks were installed on C Street South. The project improved access to transit and sidewalk connectivity. It was funded by a TIB Complete Streets Grant and County Road Funds.