Technical Briefs & Case Summaries

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Blind Spot Exercise to Avoid Runover and Backover Incidents

Pipe and Box Culvert Installation and QA

ADA Self Evaluations and Transition Plans

Curb Ramp Evaluation Tools

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (APFA)

DPFA Presentation Modules

  • Module 1 – Laws, Regulations, & Pedestrian Characteristics
  • Module 2 – Pedestrian Access Route (PAE)
  • Module 3 – Curb Ramps & Blended Transitions
  • Module 4 – Detectable Warning Surfaces
  • Module 5 – Pedestrian Street Crossings (Crosswalks)
  • Module 6 – Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Module 7 – Street Furniture & On-Street Parking
  • Module 8 – Maintenance of Pedestrian Facilities & Alternate Pedestrian Access Routes in Work Zones

DPFA Supporting Materials

Asphalt Construction:  Best Practices


Concrete Best Construction Practices

Reading, Using and Understanding Construction Plans

Highway Safety Manual Training


MUTCD Training

Winter Maintenance

Sign Retroreflectivity (Extreme Overview)
Retroreflectivity – What is it and Why Should I Care
Streets, Sidewalks and the Americans with Disabilities Act


Tech Topics



Traffic Signs