Highway Department ADA Transition Plan

Categories: Last Updated: December 31, 2019

What is an ADA Transition Plan?

ADA Pedestrian Ramp and CrossingThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.

As a provider of public transportation services and programs, the Otter Tail County Highway Department must comply with this Act, and is developing a Transition Plan detailing how the County will ensure that all transportation facilities are accessible to all individuals.

Otter Tail County must meet these general requirements for individuals with disabilities:

  • Access to all public programs and places
  • Modification of policies that deny equal access
  • Effective communication procedures
  • An ADA Coordinator that coordinates ADA compliance
  • Public notice of ADA requirements
  • Grievance procedure for resolution of complaints

The Highway Department’s goal is to provide ADA-accessible pedestrian design features as part of the County’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These standards and procedures will be kept up to date with nationwide and local best management practices for pedestrian facilities.

Otter Tail County ADA Transition Plan

You can view the ADA Transition Plan here: Otter Tail County ADA_Transition_Plan (PDF)


Other Resources

US Access Board
US Department of Justice
FHWA Accessibility Resources

Pedestrian on crosswalk

Open House

A public open house is was held 4-16-2019 to seek public input on the ADA Transition Plan:

Otter Tail County Highway Department ADA Coordinator

Pedestrian signOtter Tail County has identified an ADA Title II Coordinator to oversee County Highway Department policies and procedures:

Nicole Hansen
Internal Services / Human Resources Director
(Click Here for contact information)


Otter Tail County Public Rights of Way
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Complaint Form

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