Providence County ADA Compliance
Bryant has been working with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for over 15 years on the evaluation of their sidewalk facilities in Providence County for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The original field evaluations, conducted by Bryant, need updating due to new federal requirements and to prepare for upcoming reconstruction projects. The collected data will be used by RIDOT in their ongoing efforts to improve public accessibility throughout the state and as a means to report their progress to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Bryant is responsible for evaluating over 400 miles of roadway/sidewalk and intersections. The evaluations include pedestrian ramps, grade, clearances, etc. Responsibilities include recommendations for improvements, prioritization of facilities, and cost estimates. To accomplish these evaluations, the State’s program included the development of a statewide database system to document these conditions and provide planning and funding tools for statewide ADA Compliance for Federal requirements. Bryant also has several design projects within this contract, including Charles Street in North Providence, Park Avenue in Portsmouth, and South Main Street in Providence. As part of these projects, maintenance and protection of traffic plans are being prepared to control vehicular traffic and pedestrians during construction within this dense urban environment.