216C.9  Curb cutouts and ramps for persons with disabilities.

1.  Curbs constructed along any public street in this state, when the street is paralleled or intersected by sidewalks, or when city ordinances or other lawful regulations will require the construction of sidewalks parallel to or intersecting the street, shall be constructed with not less than two curb cuts or ramps per lineal block which shall be located on or near the crosswalks at intersections. Each curb cut or ramp shall be at least thirty inches wide, shall be sloped at not greater than one inch of rise per twelve inches lineal distance, except that a slope no greater than one inch of rise per eight inches lineal distance may be used where necessary, shall have a nonskid surface, and shall otherwise be so constructed as to allow reasonable access to the crosswalk for persons with physical disabilities using the sidewalk.

2.  The requirements of subsection 1 shall apply after January 1, 1975, to all new curbs constructed and to all replacement curbs constructed at any point along a public street which gives reasonable access to a crosswalk.

3.  Curbs constructed that are subject to the requirements of this section shall comply with federal requirements concerning persons with disabilities.

Section History: Early form

  [C75, 77, 79, 81, § 601D.9]

Section History: Recent form

  C93, § 216C.9

  93 Acts, ch 95, § 7; 96 Acts, ch 1129, § 37

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.361

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