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The answer from the city? Everything’s in the planning phases

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 1, 2008 at 12:37 pm with No Comments »
May 1, 2008 12:37 pm

I just talked to Sandra Guffey, a sidewalk program coordinator with the City of Tacoma, about the lack of ramps at the intersection of South 28th Street and Yakima Avenue.

She said the city is "going through a process of establishing a transition plan that will prioritize where the city expends its funds in installation of curb ramps."

They made a presentation to the city council on Tuesday, she said.

"When that gets passed, that will give us direction on where we’ll be expending funds in the future," Guffey said.

The city contracts out the ramp-installation work when it there’s money budgeted, and it costs about $5,000 per ramp.

I also asked about compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but she declined to comment whether the lack of adequate ramping at this intersection would run afoul of the federal law.

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