A Message from our friends at ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation)...
ADA Compliant Curb Ramps Project:
The Americans with Disabilities Act Project 2021-2023 is underway. This project is being overseen by ODOT. The project will upgrade and install ADA compliant curb ramps at all locations on the state system. Granite Construction is currently under contract with ODOT to complete a phase of the total project within Ashland. The work is scheduled to be complete by June 2023. The work involves installing ADA ramps and some transitional sidewalk sections along Siskiyou Boulevard, North Main Street and East Main Street. The City has contributed funds for the project to install a higher order crosswalk at the North Main Street/Van Ness Street intersection. This involves installation of a rectangular rapid flashing beacon and a median island to improve crossing abilities and safety along the North Main corridor. In addition, there will be another marked crosswalk at the corner of the North Main Street/Nursery Street intersection. Projects like this one are taking place throughout the Valley.
During excavation for the new curb ramp between Water St and the 40 N Main Driveway (parking lot entrance), an abandoned fuel tank was discovered. As a result the parking lot at this location will be closed for one to three days, beginning May 3, 2023, while the tank is excavated and removed.
More on the ODOT website at Oregon.gov/ODOT/Projects