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To ensure that proper notification is given relating to any traffic disruptions and/or routing/access revisions or closures, especially around construction sites.
If routing/access for people with disabilities in and through a construction area is closed, a temporary new fully accessible route with appropriate directional signage to available accessible routes must be provided.
New construction area signs addressing construction and parking, traffic revisions, road closures, pedestrian detours, and accessible route detours must be made in accordance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines and UW signage standards and in an adequate quantity to address the obvious need.
The sign for accessible routing must be 12 inches wide by 18 inches high, made of metal, with a white international disability symbol.
The symbol must have a minimum dimension of 8 inches wide by 8 inches high, on blue background. (See Tapco sign model DA-13 as an acceptable example.)
The sign may also have wording such as “Accessible Route” or other short relevant messages (Note: the message might be location specific and should be verified by the FP&M Facilities Access Specialist).
The sign must have an appropriate directional arrow (8 inches long by 1 inch wide) to indicate the direction of the route.
All new construction-type signage must be installed in logical, safe, and strategic locations, in accordance with existing directives and signage manuals.
For more information, contact the FP&M Facilities Access Specialist.