Carver County to discuss improving roads, sidewalks for the disabled

  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Carver County will hold two public meetings this week to learn about areas near county roads that pose problems for pedestrians with disabilities. The county is working on a transition plan to make its crosswalks, curb cuts, traffic signals and other features more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Officials say that public input is critical to identify difficult areas as the county plans strategies and timelines to improve pedestrian facilities to meet federal standards. The designs will assist those traveling by foot, wheelchair, bicycle or other nonmotorized methods.

The meetings will use an open house format so the public may talk informally and share concerns with the county.

The first meeting will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The second will 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 6.

Both will be in the Thornton Wilder room at the Chanhassen library, 7711 Kerber Blvd.

Tom Meersman

@stribmeers

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