Enhancing Accessibility Statewide: GBA’s ADA Design Services for KDOT

Project Scope

GBA was hired by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to provide design services for ADA improvements throughout Kansas as part of their federally funded preservation work. The team oversaw the review of pedestrian facilities crossing state routes in 16 cities in Kansas, which were planned to be resurfaced.

The team visited each site to review ADA compliance. If the crossing did not meet the standards and was deemed non-compliant, the team gathered information to provide an ADA-compliant design for the facility.

A few locations had constraints, such as stairs or walls. GBA partnered with surveyors to obtain more detailed information to assist with developing design recommendations.

After the site visits, GBA submitted two submittals to KDOT for ADA designs, traffic control layouts and sidewalk detours. Some of these projects utilized GBA Project Live, incorporating GBA’s affiliate company, Alynix.

Drone imagery was utilized to produce plans efficiently.


Americans with disabilities act (ADA) Text poster flat illustration.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, one of which is transportation. With any GBA project, the team ensures that every design follows an ADA-compliant standard.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1990 to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, transportation, and public accommodations.

Under the ADA, individuals with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and public spaces to ensure equal access to goods and services.

The law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and aims to create a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to participate fully.

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Kansas Department of Transportation

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