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Council OKs plan outlining ADA improvements


February 5, 2021

Expect more changes at crosswalks in Cloquet as the city moves closer to fully complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Cloquet city councilors approved a plan Tuesday to continue the city's transition toward being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, particularly where sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and traffic signals are concerned.

The 63-page ADA Transition Plan is federally mandated and must be developed in order to qualify for certain funding streams. Were every suggestion to be implemented, the work would cost the city an estimated $1.2 million. Of that, reconstructed 550 pedestrian ramps would cost an estimated $1.1 million, and reconstructing 3,126 feet of sidewalks with a poor rating wo...

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