PennDOT Installing Ramps at Paoli Pike and Sugartown Road
The installation of accessible ramps is one part of a $7.5 million contract.
A reader asked the following question via Facebook:
Do you know anything about the construction at the intersection of Sugartown and Paoli Pike?
Answer: PennDOT is installing ADA-compliant ramps at that intersection. The ramps will provide wheelchair access to the pedestrian crossing button and provide protection being in from the road, according to PennDOT spokesperson Charles Metzger.
Both roads are state roads, so the intersection is PennDOT's domain. The new concrete ramps will have small, red pads with nubs on them to prevent wheelchairs from lurching forward. The pads also serves as a recognizable safety area for vision-impaired people using canes.
According to Metzger, Glasgow Construction is doing the work as part of a $7.8 million contract that also includes a similar project in Tredyffrin. Ramps are also being installed in that township at Croton Road and Old Eagle School Road.
The Willistown work should be completed by the end of next week, Metzger said.