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Posted on: October 31, 2023

City ADA Program Launched to Improve Mobility


Residents urged to submit concerns by participating in the survey.

Lincolnton, NC Announces ADA Transition Plan

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2023


LINCOLNTON, NC – Strengthening its commitment to accessibility, the City of Lincolnton is developing its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. An ADA Transition Plan provides a full inventory of sidewalks and street crossings to identify accessibility barriers and outline needed improvements to provide accessibility for all residents. 

“The City of Lincolnton believes that all city facilities, programs, and services should be accessible to every member of our community,” stated city manager Ritchie Haynes. “A Transition Plan be a valuable tool to assess our current status and define our goals and needs to build a more accessible future.”

The Transition Plan initiative involves a comprehensive self-assessment of accessibility barriers in Lincolnton’s city-owned rights-of-way (ROWs) and establishes benchmark goals and planning for future assessment. The ROWs assessment, which encompasses roughly 16 miles of sidewalks, will begin in late 2023. Please note that this project does not include any NC state-owned streets or roads like North/South Aspen, General’s Boulevard, or Main Street.

An integral aspect of the ADA Transition Plan process is gathering public input. Collaborating with the community improves the ADA Transition Plan by focusing not only on accessibility barriers but also on the real-life experiences of individuals with disabilities in Lincolnton. Residents of Lincolnton are strongly encouraged to participate in the survey provided below and share it with fellow community members.

“Working for greater accessibility in the city is a process that will take much more than just one report,” said Haynes. “However, it will help the city improve its sidewalks and streets for greater inclusivity for all residents, especially those with disabilities. We urge every community member to actively engage in this process.”

Residents and interested community members may access the survey at this link: ADA TP Community Engagement Survey (


The City of Lincolnton has contracted with Precision Infrastructure Management (PIM), a consulting firm with extensive experience in ADA-related projects, to perform, manage, and draft the final ADA Transition Plan with close city support. Those wishing to communicate with PIM and offer additional feedback, are encouraged to do so by contacting:

Charlie Szold

Managing Partner, PIM




For more information:

Laura Morris


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