Curb Ramp Construction

The City of Columbus is continuously striving to provide improved accessibility to all areas of the City including public facilities, public transportation depots, commercial businesses, and neighborhoods.

ADA Within the Right of Way

Columbus is focused on creating compliant Pedestrian Access Routes (PARs) throughout the City. The current DPS Rules and Regulations further define requirements to achieve PARS and when right of way improvements require them.

ADA curb ramps have, in previous years, been constructed at high-pedestrian traffic intersections, as part of major roadway reconstruction projects, at high traffic areas near downtown, near schools and hospitals, and by special citizen requests.

Ramp installations are now included as a routine part of roadway resurfacing projects where curbs and sidewalks already exist. Ramp construction is scheduled to occur near the time of street repaving, and often performed by a separate contractor.

The City of Columbus is committed to eventually have ramps at every intersection throughout the City. This is a major undertaking that will require a number of years and continued funding. Funding for these projects has been possible in the past by grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and funds made available by City Council. The City of Columbus has updated its ADA Rules and Regulations to align with current ADA Federal guidance and be more inclusive of all ADA requirements within the public Right of Way. The ADA Rules and Regulations have recently been updated impacting section XII.D to clarify changes to ADA parking and these changes go into effect May 4, 2023.

Anyone who would like to request a ramp or ramps at a particular location should send a written request, including name, phone number, and a brief explanation to:

City of Columbus, Public Service Department
Division of Infrastructure Management
Attn: ADA Manager
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Or call (614) 645-2765
Or e-mail requests or questions to:


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