Signaled Intersection Project
Under the NJHCN funding cooperative, we continue with our Compliance Plan project in Atlantic County…bringing our ADA mandated policies up to par with the current law by formally assessing accessibility.
The public input process guidelines have been established through our hired consulant group. In collaboration with our Public Information Officer, and we expect to put surveys out for public comment, before the close of April.
In addition to this project, a notable, 2 year, 9.5 million dollar improvement project is underway at NJ County Route 629, expanding Longport, Margate and Ventnor NJ. This project will improve the 28 signaled intersections along this coastal route. Complete with audible pedestrian signals, push buttons, detectable warning systems (DWS) and curb ramps. Our county engineering team is using the PROWAG standards to complete this work. PROWAG (public right of way accessibility guidelines) have still not been adopted into law since being introduced in 2012. Municipalities and governments are only required to follow the 2010 standards for accessible design, rather than the more readily achievable/best practice guidelines within PROWAG.
About the Grantee
Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services houses the Offices of Disability and the county ADA Coordinator. This county office is a division of the department of Human Services.