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General site and building elements required to be accessible by the scoping provisions adopted by the administrative authority shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5.
Accessible car and van parking spaces shall comply with Section 502.

502.2 Vehicle Space Size

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Pursuant to section 14-253a of the Connecticut General Statutes, car parking spaces shall be 15 feet in width including 5 feet of cross hatch. Van parking spaces shall be 16 feet in width including 8 feet of cross hatch.

Car and van parking spaces shall be marked to define the width. Where parking spaces are marked with lines, the width measurements of parking spaces and adjacent access aisles shall be made from the centerline of the markings.

EXCEPTION: Where parking spaces or access aisles are not adjacent to another parking space or access aisle, measurements shall be permitted to include the full width of the line defining the parking space or access aisle.

502.4 Access Aisle

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Car and van parking spaces shall have an adjacent access aisle complying with Section 502.4.

502.4.1 Location

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Access aisles (cross hatch) shall adjoin an accessible route. Two parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common access aisle. If a car and a van space share a common access aisle, that aisle shall be 96 inches minimum in width. Access aisles shall not overlap with the vehicular way. Parking spaces may have access aisles placed on either side of the car or van parking space. Van parking spaces that are angled shall have access aisles located on the passenger side of the parking space.

502.4.2 Width

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Access aisles (cross hatch) serving car parking spaces shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in width. Access aisles serving van parking spaces shall be 96 inches (2440 mm) minimum in width.
Access aisles shall extend the full length of the parking spaces they serve.

Access aisles shall be marked so as to discourage parking in them. Where access aisles are marked with lines, the width measurements of access aisles and adjacent parking spaces shall be made from the centerline of the markings.

EXCEPTION: Where access aisles or parking spaces are not adjacent to another access aisle or parking space, measurements shall be permitted to include the full width of the line defining the access aisle or parking space.

Parking spaces and access aisles shall comply with Section 302 and have surface slopes not steeper than 1:48. Access aisles shall be at the same level as the parking spaces they serve.

502.6 Vertical Clearance

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Vertical clearance for accessible van parking spaces shall be in accordance with Section 1106.5 and 1106.5.1.1 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code.

502.7 Identification

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Accessible parking spaces shall be identified by above grade signs in accordance with Section 1111.1 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code.
Parking spaces and access aisles shall be designed so that cars and vans, when parked, cannot obstruct the required clear width of adjacent accessible routes.
Accessible passenger loading zones shall comply with Section 503.
Passenger loading zones shall provide a vehicular pull-up space 96 inches (2440 mm) minimum in width and 20 feet (6095 mm) minimum in length.

Passenger loading zones shall have an adjacent access aisle complying with Section 503.3.

FIG. 503.3

PASSENGER LOADING ZONE ACCESS AISLE

Access aisles shall adjoin an accessible route. Access aisles shall not overlap the vehicular way.
Access aisles serving vehicle pull-up spaces shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in width.
Access aisles shall be 20 feet (6095 mm) minimum in length.
Access aisles shall be marked so as to discourage parking in them.
Vehicle pull-up spaces and access aisles serving them shall comply with Section 302 and shall have slopes not steeper than 1:48. Access aisles shall be at the same level as the vehicle pull-up space they serve.

A vertical clearance of 114 inches (2895 mm) minimum shall be provided at the following locations:

  1. Vehicle pull-up spaces;
  2. The access aisles serving vehicle pull-up spaces;
  3. A vehicular route from an entrance to the passenger loading zone, and;
  4. A vehicular route from the passenger loading zone to a vehicular exit serving vehicle pull-up spaces.

504 Stairways

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504.1 General

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504.2 Treads and Risers

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504.3 Open Risers

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504.4 Tread Surface

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504.5 Nosings

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504.5.1 Visual Contrast

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504.6 Handrails

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504.7 Wet Conditions

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504.8 Lighting

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504.8.1 Illumination Level

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504.8.2 Lighting Controls

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504.9 Stair Level Identification

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505.1 General

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Handrails shall be provided in accordance with Section 1014 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code.

505.1 General

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505.2 Location

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505.3 Continuity

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505.4 Height

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505.5 Clearance

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505.6 Gripping Surface

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505.7 Cross Section

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505.7.1 Circular Cross Section

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505.7.2 Noncircular Cross Sections

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505.8 Surfaces

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505.9 Fittings

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505.10 Handrail Extensions

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505.10.1 Top and Bottom Extension at Ramps

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505.10.2 Top Extension at Stairs

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505.10.3 Bottom Extension at Stairs

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Accessible windows shall have operable parts complying with Section 309.
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