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The City of Lake Forest selected Cannon to assist with a multi-phased project to reconstruct over 800 existing sidewalk ramps to comply with the State of California Building Code (Title 24) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Over 800 ramps, at intersections in five areas of the City were measured and evaluated. This project was Phase VI of the upgraded access ramp design with truncated domes. About 290 of these intersection corners were upgraded by the previous five phases. For this project, the City identified 48 ramps that needed to be improved.  Four of the ramps were in the Caltrans’ right-of-way.

Cannon’s services consisted of preliminary design, design, and construction phase of the project. Construction services included bidding assistance, construction, construction as-built plan preparation, and the one-year warranty inspection.

The project also consisted of the construction of new sidewalks at three locations in the City of Lake Forest. Two of the sidewalk construction locations required construction of four-foot wide sidewalks. Cannon provided design for the new sidewalks, over 2,000-feet in length; ADA compliant ramps; and retaining walls along various residential streets. Cannon processed the plans on time for approval with the City of Lake Forest.

This project required 48 ramps to be replaced that were out of ADA compliance. Many ramps had a 20% or greater grade differential from BCR to ECR. There were individual ramp designs to ensure ADA compliance and field checks verified constructed ramps were ADA compliant.

Project funding was provided through Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Lake Forest, California

Streets & Highway