Medford to replace non-compliant sidewalk ramps

Medford, Ore. — The city of Medford has to come up with some extra cash as it now has to spend thousands to make city sidewalks suitable for the disabled.

According to Deputy Public Works Director Brice Perkins, the city must replace older sidewalk ramps that aren’t compliant with the rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Medford has 123 sidewalk locations in need of fixing.

Medford resident at Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Kathy Kern says she couldn’t be more thrilled to hear about the updated sidewalks.

She says she thinks it will get people out of the house and into the community.

The project is estimated to cost between 500,000 and 1 million dollars.

That money will come from the road improvement budget.

The work on the out-of-compliance sidewalk ramps will go on from January until April of next year.

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