It’s wonderful to read about street and sidewalk construction such as this project in Clemson, SC.
From the article:
“The College Avenue widening project, because it includes building a new railroad bridge over College Avenue north of its U.S. 123 intersection, costs about $7.6 million…”
Nice work, yes?
So, we’re of course not complaining. But, we would like to point out that the folding barricades are not continuous; neither is the drum/tape line. As such, per MUTCD 2009 Edition Standards and ADA Guidelines, they are not “accessible and detectable” to pedestrians, especially those with limited vision or who are blind.
The folding barricades and the drum line do not provide safe guidance. Both have gaps, both can can be tripping hazards.
Temporary traffic control devices must provide safe, continuous guidance to all pedestrians, through the entire work zone. From the evidence in the picture, admittedly incomplete, this work zone does not appear to do so, and thus does not comply with MUTCD and ADA.
We’re just going to have to take this “accessible and detectable” lesson to each and every city in this great country, one city at a time if we must….nice work, too, yes?
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