Norcross has hired a consultant to survey the city’s sidewalk network to identify locations that are out of compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for handicap accessibility. Residents are reassured that individuals on local streets with a backpack and GPS device are not cause for alarm. They are working to obtain information that will be integrated into the city’s Community Work Plan for future pedestrian improvements.
To comply with ADA standards, sidewalks must consist of a paved area 4-foot-wide, at minimum, with a cross slope of 1 percent (2 percent maximum). It does not have to be marked but must provide an accessible path between the adjoining sidewalks or ramps. Information: www.ada.gov
The Norcross sidewalk survey work should be completed within the next 2 weeks.