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MCDOT Seeking Public Input on ADA Transition Plan

Post Date:07/30/2019 9:54 AM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Division of Transportation is seeking public input on its plan to eventually make all of its 550 lane miles compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Its ADA Transition Plan will examine all elements in the public right-of-way that pose challenges to people with accessibility issues, such as sidewalks, paths, crosswalks, curb ramps, detectable warning devices, as well as traffic and pedestrian signals.

To submit a comment online, visit the MCDOT website at www.mchenrycountydot.org, click on “ADA” on the upper left side of the page, and then click on “Public Participation.” People wishing to mail in their comments can print a hard copy of the comment form and mail it to the McHenry County Division of Transportation, 16111 Nelson Road, Woodstock, IL 60098.

MCDOT anticipates having the ADA Transition Plan’s final draft finished by early 2020, with County Board approval to follow. The plan is being funded through a Statewide Planning and Research grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Please keep in mind that MCDOT only has jurisdiction over county highways, and only can act on county roads or on intersections crossing county roads. You can find a map of county highways by clicking “Maps/Traffic Counts/Publications” on the MCDOT website.

Visit our website to learn more about the ADA Transition Plan, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/McHenryCountyDOT, and follow us on Twitter at @DOTMcHenry to learn more about MCDOT and to keep abreast of construction projects and road closings.

For more information on the ADA Transition Plan, contact Design Engineer Ernest Varga at 815-334-4644, or by email at [email protected].

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