Oates Associates completed engineering design services under three separate contracts for various curb ramp upgrades to meet ADA standards throughout University City. In total, Oates completed design for 143 curb ramp upgrades. Work included evaluating 4.5 miles of sidewalks for ADA compliance and spot upgrades.
Seventy-four of the curb ramps were on a federally funded project for which Oates provided design and construction observation services. The remaining curb ramps were completed under two separate contracts on an as-needed basis. As the City determined which curb ramps they wanted upgraded, Oates analyzed conditions and designed the needed repairs within the desired time frame to meet current ADA standards.