Training Class
x: ADA in Work Zones: One-day class w/ Field Activities
Jul 26 - Jul 26 in Fairbanks
CityFairbanks
Date/TimeJul 26 - Jul 26
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Location/Phone
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Registration DeadlineJul 23
Class Size26
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
9 seats available for State (DOT)
8 seats available for Other
Instructors(Instructors not assigned.)
Description

Roadway construction and maintenance activities, utility work, sidewalk repairs and building construction can temporarily alter and/or close sidewalks and crosswalks. So that individuals with mobility and vision impairments can access facilities and services, it is important the temporary traffic control zones be both accessible and detectable. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) state that when a pedestrian circulation path is temporarily closed, an alternate pedestrian access route complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices(MUTCD) shall be provided. The MUTCD states that if the temporary traffic control zone affects an accessible and detectable pedestrian facility, the accessibility and detectability shall be maintained along the alternate pedestrian access route. Thus, it is important that state agencies, local and tribal governments and contractors involved with construction projects involving sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and other pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way be familiar with these standards of care.

The morning portion (3 hours) of the training will involve classroom instruction on ADA in temporary traffic control, including underlying principles and criteria, overview of devices used, and identification of best practices.

The afternoon portion (3 hours) will take place at an urban or suburban construction site involving a pedestrian facility. Accessibility equipment (to be provided by the DOT&PF) will be available for participants to use at the construction site to simulate some of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as they travel sidewalks and streets. The accessibility equipment to be used in the field activities will be a manual wheelchair, a walker, long canes, low vision goggles and PPE vests. Participants will navigate the construction site (or portions thereof) using this equipment to gain a better understanding of why various requirements are in place and the consequences to pedestrians of non-compliant temporary traffic control zones. Dr. Eck will oversee the exercise encouraging each participant to experience every piece of equipment and suggesting routes or paths that offer the best experience.

 

Objectives / Topics

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to:

 Recognize the difficulties pedestrians with no/limited vision or mobility limitations encounter in sidewalk work zones 

 Integrate these pedestrian needs into design of safe and accessible temporary traffic control 

 Explain the guidelines and regulations that govern accessible temporary traffic control 

 Assess a TTC set-up for safety, accessibility and detectability 

 Select and deploy detectable and compliant devices and ramps for accessible temporary pathway or sidewalk closure 

Target Audience

The target audience for this class is state, local and tribal road agencies and private sector personnel with responsibility for designing, installing and maintaining temporary traffic control zones on sidewalks and crosswalks in the public right-of-way. These include engineers, technicians, construction inspectors, street supervisors, foremen, crew leaders and contractors.

Additional Information

One or more spotters will be assigned to each person using the accessibility equipment for safety reasons and to prevent conflicts between different participants and with road users generally. At the conclusion of the field activities, there will be a short de-briefing asking participants to identify lessons learned from the activity.

 

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Jul 28 - Jul 28 in Anchorage
CityAnchorage
Date/TimeJul 28 - Jul 28
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Location/Phone

DOT Annex Building 2200 E 42nd Ave , Anchorage, AK 99508

 

Registration DeadlineJul 25
Class Size26
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
12 seats available for State (DOT)
9 seats available for Other
InstructorsRonald W. Eck, P.E., Director of the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program
Description

Roadway construction and maintenance activities, utility work, sidewalk repairs and building construction can temporarily alter and/or close sidewalks and crosswalks. So that individuals with mobility and vision impairments can access facilities and services, it is important the temporary traffic control zones be both accessible and detectable. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) state that when a pedestrian circulation path is temporarily closed, an alternate pedestrian access route complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices(MUTCD) shall be provided. The MUTCD states that if the temporary traffic control zone affects an accessible and detectable pedestrian facility, the accessibility and detectability shall be maintained along the alternate pedestrian access route. Thus, it is important that state agencies, local and tribal governments and contractors involved with construction projects involving sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and other pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way be familiar with these standards of care.

The morning portion (3 hours) of the training will involve classroom instruction on ADA in temporary traffic control, including underlying principles and criteria, overview of devices used, and identification of best practices.

The afternoon portion (3 hours) will take place at an urban or suburban construction site involving a pedestrian facility. Accessibility equipment (to be provided by the DOT&PF) will be available for participants to use at the construction site to simulate some of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as they travel sidewalks and streets. The accessibility equipment to be used in the field activities will be a manual wheelchair, a walker, long canes, low vision goggles and PPE vests. Participants will navigate the construction site (or portions thereof) using this equipment to gain a better understanding of why various requirements are in place and the consequences to pedestrians of non-compliant temporary traffic control zones. Dr. Eck will oversee the exercise encouraging each participant to experience every piece of equipment and suggesting routes or paths that offer the best experience.

 

Objectives / Topics

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to:

 Recognize the difficulties pedestrians with no/limited vision or mobility limitations encounter in sidewalk work zones 

 Integrate these pedestrian needs into design of safe and accessible temporary traffic control 

 Explain the guidelines and regulations that govern accessible temporary traffic control 

 Assess a TTC set-up for safety, accessibility and detectability 

 Select and deploy detectable and compliant devices and ramps for accessible temporary pathway or sidewalk closure 

Target Audience

The target audience for this class is state, local and tribal road agencies and private sector personnel with responsibility for designing, installing and maintaining temporary traffic control zones on sidewalks and crosswalks in the public right-of-way. These include engineers, technicians, construction inspectors, street supervisors, foremen, crew leaders and contractors.

Additional Information

One or more spotters will be assigned to each person using the accessibility equipment for safety reasons and to prevent conflicts between different participants and with road users generally. At the conclusion of the field activities, there will be a short de-briefing asking participants to identify lessons learned from the activity.

 

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Aug 02 - Aug 02 in Juneau
CityJuneau
Date/TimeAug 02 - Aug 02
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Location/Phone

Alaska DOT&PF
3132 Channel Dr.
Room 140
Juneau, AK 99811-2500

 

Registration DeadlineJul 28
Class Size26
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
8 seats available for State (DOT)
10 seats available for Other
InstructorsRonald W. Eck, P.E., Director of the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program
Description

Roadway construction and maintenance activities, utility work, sidewalk repairs and building construction can temporarily alter and/or close sidewalks and crosswalks. So that individuals with mobility and vision impairments can access facilities and services, it is important the temporary traffic control zones be both accessible and detectable. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) state that when a pedestrian circulation path is temporarily closed, an alternate pedestrian access route complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices(MUTCD) shall be provided. The MUTCD states that if the temporary traffic control zone affects an accessible and detectable pedestrian facility, the accessibility and detectability shall be maintained along the alternate pedestrian access route. Thus, it is important that state agencies, local and tribal governments and contractors involved with construction projects involving sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and other pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way be familiar with these standards of care.

The morning portion (3 hours) of the training will involve classroom instruction on ADA in temporary traffic control, including underlying principles and criteria, overview of devices used, and identification of best practices.

The afternoon portion (3 hours) will take place at an urban or suburban construction site involving a pedestrian facility. Accessibility equipment (to be provided by the DOT&PF) will be available for participants to use at the construction site to simulate some of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as they travel sidewalks and streets. The accessibility equipment to be used in the field activities will be a manual wheelchair, a walker, long canes, low vision goggles and PPE vests. Participants will navigate the construction site (or portions thereof) using this equipment to gain a better understanding of why various requirements are in place and the consequences to pedestrians of non-compliant temporary traffic control zones. Dr. Eck will oversee the exercise encouraging each participant to experience every piece of equipment and suggesting routes or paths that offer the best experience.

 

Objectives / Topics

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to:

 Recognize the difficulties pedestrians with no/limited vision or mobility limitations encounter in sidewalk work zones 

 Integrate these pedestrian needs into design of safe and accessible temporary traffic control 

 Explain the guidelines and regulations that govern accessible temporary traffic control 

 Assess a TTC set-up for safety, accessibility and detectability 

 Select and deploy detectable and compliant devices and ramps for accessible temporary pathway or sidewalk closure 

Target Audience

The target audience for this class is state, local and tribal road agencies and private sector personnel with responsibility for designing, installing and maintaining temporary traffic control zones on sidewalks and crosswalks in the public right-of-way. These include engineers, technicians, construction inspectors, street supervisors, foremen, crew leaders and contractors.

Additional Information

One or more spotters will be assigned to each person using the accessibility equipment for safety reasons and to prevent conflicts between different participants and with road users generally. At the conclusion of the field activities, there will be a short de-briefing asking participants to identify lessons learned from the activity.

 

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