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'ADA' accessible sidewalk planned for stretch along Wilmot Rd

Posted at 6:48 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 21:22:12-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Department of Transportation says it's starting a project to install sidewalks and ramps.

TDOT said this new project is compliant with the standards of the "American's With Disabilities Act."

Rich Goldstein owns "Go-Mobility Solutions" which makes mobility devices for people with disabilities.

He also has a disability and said getting around the city in a wheelchair is a lot better today than before.

"Overall things are a lot better than they used to be and Tucson is better than a lot of communities I've been in."

He said the device his business manufactures makes certain daily chores easier for the disabled and he's glad to see the city doing the same, especially when it comes to sidewalks.

"You need to be able to get up them independently."

TDOT tells KGUN9 areas of the city are being selected to be made ADA compliant.

The stretch of Wilmot between Broadway and Carondelet was one of those selected spots.