The Hwy 169/Pokegama Avenue reconstruction project included the following accessibility improvements:
- New traffic signal at 4th Street S
- Updated traffic signals at 10th Street S, 2nd Street N and 3rd Street N which include:
- Pedestrian signals – visual, audible and tactile
- Pedestrian ramps and landings
- Detectable warning surfaces (truncated domes at the pedestrian ramp)
- Accessible pedestrian signals with push-button stations
- Marked pedestrian crossings
New sidewalks were constructed on both sides of Hwy 169 with ADA compliant pedestrian ramps providing safe continuous pedestrian traffic along the project length.
Accessibility and state highway projects
All MnDOT projects—both new construction and rehabilitation projects—must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to, adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's transition plan to comply with the ADA.