SR 39 ADA Curb Ramps and Sidewalks

RQAW was chosen to upgrade 32 curb ramps along SR 39 from Reagan Street to the north limit in the Town of Clayton. The project goal was to make all ramps ADA compliant; however, our team was able to utilize several innovative solutions throughout the design process. These solutions included inspecting existing ramps to determine if any grades and slopes were up to INDOT standards. Ramps that were found to be acceptable were maintained and any sites that were near satisfactory were retrofitted with a detectable warning surface, rather than fully replaced. This process ultimately reduced the project cost by over 50%. Additionally, RQAW’s environmental staff and qualified professional historians completed the Sections 1 and 2 of the Minor Projects Determination form. We completed a field survey to identify historic resources and unusual features such as historic brick or stone sidewalks, curbs, steps, walls, etc. were present. We then worked with the project manager to reduce curb ramp construction so that there would be no impacts to any potential historic resources.