A neighborhood sidewalk is obstructed by a big tree, making it impossible for people with disabilities to use the sidewalk. The road and sidewalk were recently redone. What does the law require?


When altering an element (such as a sidewalk), the element must comply with the ADA Standards. For a sidewalk the running slope can follow the road but the cross slope needs to be 2% max. Also the surface should be stable, firm and slip resistant with no changes in level greater than ½” beveled and 36" wide min. The town needs to maintain the sidewalk as an accessible route. 

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