Maintaining a pedestrian network that is safe and accessible to all users is a high priority of the Ada County Highway District. Each year, repairs are made to sidewalk locations throughout Ada County to increase safety and bring existing sidewalks and pedestrian ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Each year, ACHD budgets money for sidewalk repairs. The amount of money programed varies from year to year, but there are typically two or three large repair contracts per year. Sidewalk locations are prioritized by severity of condition; however, location is also a significant factor. Sidewalk repairs are bundled by geographic location to maximize available funding. Due to the volume of sidewalk in need of repair, ACHD is limited as to how many locations it can improve each year.