Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

in Koochiching County

Orange barrels on a highway

Americans with Disabilities Act

I-494 Ramp Closures
Speakers and raised arrows on APS signals provide information about the intersection to pedestrians with hearing and visual impairment.

All MnDOT projects - both new construction and rehabilitation projects - must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's transition plan to comply with the ADA.

Specifics for this project

  • Pedestrian ramp and sidewalk replacement
  • Investigate the potential for wider sidewalks
  • Investigate the potential for a shared-use path
  • Investigate construction of curb extensions (bump-outs) at select intersections.
  • The purpose of a curb extension is the shorten pedestrian crossing width to help reduce traffic speeds.