Pedestrian Crossing

ADA Transition Plan Open House

The Anoka County Highway Department is seeking public input to identify ways to make our roadways and pedestrian ramps more accessible to residents with disabilities.

Monday, October 30, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Columbia Heights Public Library
3939 Central Ave. N., Columbia Heights, MN 55421 (Link to map)
Questions? Call Jack Forslund, Anoka County Transportation Planner, at 763-324-3179 or email

What is an ADA Transition Plan?

ADA Pedestrian Ramp and CrossingThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.

As a provider of public transportation services and programs, Anoka County must comply with this Act, and has developed a Transition Plan detailing how the County will ensure that all facilities are accessible to all individuals.

Anoka County must meet these general requirements for individuals with disabilities:

  • Access to all public programs and places
  • Modification of policies that deny equal access
  • Effective communication procedures
  • An ADA Coordinator that coordinates ADA compliance
  • Public notice of ADA requirements
  • Grievance procedure for resolution of complaints


Anoka County’s goal is to provide ADA-accessible pedestrian design features as part of the County’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These standards and procedures will be kept up to date with nationwide and local best management practices.

The Anoka County ADA Improvement Plan

ADA Pedestrian RampAnoka County roadway system ADA improvements are based on projects identified in the County capital improvement projects (CIP) listing and will be addressed using the following criteria:

  • All new construction projects and County reconstruction projects with pedestrian facilities will be designed and constructed to conform with the most current ADA design practices to the extent feasible.
  • ADA improvements on county rehabilitation or resurfacing projects will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • ADA improvements requested by the public will be evaluated by County staff. Evaluation criteria will include pedestrian volumes, traffic volumes, condition of existing infrastructure and public safety.

Anoka County Goals:

  • After 5 years, items identified in the County Improvement Plan will be ADA-Compliant.
  • After 20 years, 80 percent of accessibility features within the jurisdiction of the County will be ADA compliant.

Anoka County ADA Coordinator

Pedestrian signAnoka County has identified an ADA Title II Coordinator to oversee County Highway Department policies and procedures:

Jack Forslund
Anoka County Transportation Division
1440 Bunker Lake Boulevard, NW
Andover, MN 55304

Phone: 763-324-3179
Fax: 763-324-3020
Email: Use form below

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