Project also will add pedestrian crossings at Kingshighway, Route 63

WHAT IT IS: Work is underway to make sidewalk ramps along U.S. Route 63 from 10th Street to Lanning Lane compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

A project started earlier this week will make sidewalk ramps along a section of U.S. Route 63 through Rolla compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), according to Preston Kramer, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) area engineer.
Federal law is requiring the sidewalks to be made ADA-compliant, Kramer said.
The work is taking place during the overnight hours from 10th Street/Highway BB to Lanning Lane, Kramer said. One lane will be open in portions of the work zone.
The work will be similar to a project done along State Route 72 in Rolla last year, but Kramer said this project will involve less replacement of long stretches of sidewalks.
Lehman Construction, LLC, of California, Missouri, is the general contractor on the work. The company is also doing similar ADA-compliance work on U.S. Route 54 in Camden County. According to a letting award summary from MoDOT, the firm was awarded both projects on a bid of $962,228.11.
Kramer said the Rolla work also will involve adding at least two “safe and legal” crosswalks at the Kingshighway and Route 63 intersection similar to intersection improvements at Routes 63 and 72 last year.
According to MoDOT, the project is scheduled to be completed by December.