Accessibility in the Public Right-of-Way


Providing accessible transportation in Illinois

Accessibility and IDOT

IDOT's ADA Transition Plan

IDOT’s 2015 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan is now available  The plan serves as a guide to further IDOT’s vision, mission, and guiding principles by outlining key actions for making Illinois transportation systems accessible to all.

ASL translation and other special accommodations

Executive Order #5 (1979) requires all meetings or conferences conducted by Departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor to be held in a public or private place that is accessible to persons with a disability consistent with the Accessibility Standards prepared by the Capital Development Board unless there are compelling reasons dictating otherwise. The Order further requires that notices advise persons with a disability to promptly inform those responsible for conducting the meeting or conference of their anticipated attendance. Upon notification, meeting organizers shall provide qualified interpreter services for the hearing-impaired and shall make essential materials available in a form usable by the visually impaired as needed.

IDOT ADA Design Standards

  • 424001-08 Perpendicular Curb Ramps
  • 424006-02 Diagonal Curb Ramps
  • 424011-02 Corner Parallel Curb Ramps
  • 424016-02 Mid-Block Curb Ramps
  • 424021-03 Depressed Corner
  • 424026-01 Entrance Alley Pedestrian Crossings
  • 424031-01 Median Pedestrian Crossings

Where a facility cannot be made fully compliant, the designer must complete a Maximum Extent Practicable (BDE Form 3101) discussing barriers to full compliance, and alternatives designs considered.

State Design Guidelines

Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC)

Federal Design Guidelines


ADA Policy Contact

Michael Brand
Phone: 217-782-7651

Accessibility Request

If you have public right-of-way accessibility concerns, please fill out our ADA complaint form. Completed forms may be mailed to:

Bureau of Design & Environment
Attn:  ADA
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

Or emailed to