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Polk County Roads & Drainage Online Public Workshop Seeks Public Feedback on ADA Transition Plan Update


Published on Nov 1, 2021


Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2021) — Polk County’s Roads and Drainage Division is conducting an online workshop that seeks public feedback to help produce its ADA Transition Plan update. A public comment period for the draft ADA Transition Plan update opens today and closes Nov. 15. 

The Roads & Drainage Division draft ADA Transition Plan update inventories physical barriers and identifies potential improvements for sidewalks, multi-use paths, curb ramps, street crossings, driveway crossings, crosswalks, median crossings and pedestrian-activated signal systems. Accessibility to these features will provide residents with equal opportunities to County programs, services and activities. It is the intent for all individuals with disabilities to be reasonably accommodated by Polk County.

Online Public Workshop objectives include:

  • Promoting public involvement and feedback;
  • Providing information to help the public understand the intent of the ADA Transition Plan;
  • Seeking and encouraging involvement of community members;
  • Making the process accessible and engaging to participants/respondents;
  • Providing an opportunity for public participation by people with disabilities; and
  • Considering public input in the implementation of the ADA Transition Plan.

The Draft ADA Transition Plan and online survey can be accessed at https://www.polk-county.net/roads-and-drainage. Residents who would like to request the plan and survey in a different format should contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads and Drainage Division at billskelton@polk-county.net or (863) 535-2200.