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Sidewalks, walkways, foot bridges, and pathways that remain open to the public shall be accessible and shall be provided with:
  1. A continuous clear path, free of obstruction, at least 5 feet (1524 mm) in width;
  2. A durable walking surface capable of supporting all imposed loads and in no case shall the design live loads be less than 150 pounds per square foot (732.4 kg/m2);
  3. Mirrors at locations where a pedestrian's or bicyclist's view is obstructed, including but not limited to blind corners, blind turns, and points where fencing or similar barriers project into a sidewalk, temporary walkway, foot bridge, or pathway;
  4. For a temporary walkway or foot bridge where there is a change in elevation along the walkway or foot bridge, a ramp with a running slope not steeper than one unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (8-percent slope) with a level landing at least 5 feet long at the top and bottom of each run, and if there is a total rise greater than 6 inches (152 mm), handrails; and
  5. For a temporary walkway or foot bridge where the running slope of such walkway or foot bridge is steeper than one unit vertical in 20 units horizontal (5-percent slope) and there is a total rise greater than 6 inches (152 mm), handrails.
Exception: Where it is not possible to provide the continuous clear path to the extent required by Item 1 above, the sidewalk, temporary walkway, or pathway shall be kept open to the extent required by the Department of Transportation, and shall also comply with applicable provisions of ICC A117.1, the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities and/or the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, as applicable.
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