This full-day training provided attendees with an understanding of how to construct pedestrian facilities that provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from initial surveys and layout through the final documentation of Compliance Checklists. The course covered the construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Standard Plans and Specifications.

This course was designed to provide local governments and consultant inspectors with a detailed understanding of the construction of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and signal systems. Training participants were guided through MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804), Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250, Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, and best practices from MnDOT. Compliance documentation was also covered during the class.

Topics Covered

  • MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804)
  • Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250
  • Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254
  • Accessible pedestrian signals
  • Best practices from MnDOT


  • Harvey Unruh, ADA Construction Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Paul, District 3 Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley, Minnesota LTAP program coordinator, at


This training is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Minnesota LTAP.