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County Seeks Input on ADA Transition Plan

Effort Being Made to Make Facilities Accessible to All Citizens

 

Last updated 11/3/2021 at 10:31am

A brief opportunity to comment and offer suggestions regarding Polk County's ADA Transition Plan update opens today through November 15.

The draft plan, created by the Polk Roads & Drainage Division, updates inventories of "physical barriers and identifies potential improvements for sidewalks, multi-use paths, curb ramps, street crossings, driveway crossings, crosswalks, median crossings and pedestrian-activated signal systems," according to Bill Skelton, Project Management Liaison for the Division.

In an effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities and provide all residents with equal opportunities to access County programs, services and activities, the county is conducting the public "workshop" to promote public involvement and feedback;.

The program also seeks to "provide information to help the public understand the intent of the ADA Transition Plan," Skelton said in a press statement.

According to Skelton the County is "seeking and encouraging involvement of community members" by "making the process accessible and engaging to participants."

The Draft ADA Transition Plan and online survey can be accessed at https://www.polk-county.net/roads-and-drainage. Residents who would like to request the plan and survey in a different format should contact Skelton at [email protected] or by calling (863) 535-2200.

 

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