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Pasco to get its American Disabilities Act together

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PASCO, Wash.- The public works department is drawing up plans to pour new curbs and sidewalks throughout the city to meet standards set by the American with Disabilities Act.

City engineers have counted all the areas needing improvements, and is asking citizens which curbs and sidewalks should get priority, given the budget.  

"It is not something that can be done in one year," says Ahmad Qayoumi, public works director. "We're going to outline the priorities, look at the funding, and see how we can fund things an implement it on a annual basis."

Qauoumi says pouring new curbs and sidewalks can get expensive. He says an ADA ramp costs about $5,000. Sidewalks cost about $5 a square foot. 

You can tell the Community Resource Team which curbs and sidewalks should get top priority from six p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pasco City Hall at 525 Third Avenue.

You can also mail your suggestions to the Pasco Public Works Department, PO Box 293, Pasco, WA 99301

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