Long-planned ramp, sidewalk project launches
Work begins on Main Street after a decade in the making
May 4, 2022
A routine clear-day drive down Sweet Home's Main Street offers some scenic nature vistas, but recent travelers can count on another sight.
Traffic cones. Lots of them.
That's because in March 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation agreed to bring more than 12,000 curb ramp locations throughout the state into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act over a 15-year period, following a March 2017 settlement between ODOT, eight individuals with mobility and visual disabilities, the Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL) and Disability Rights Oregon.