ADA Compliance - March 14, 2013
Staff drafted a document to help cities with a procedure for checking new facilities for ADA complaince. This document will not be included in the SUDAS manuals; it is merely for information purposes.
Access to Shared Use Paths - February 13, 2013
We were notified that the Access Board has released for public comment proposed requirements for accessible shared use paths. The proposed supplemental provisions are described in this notice, which includes instructions for submitting comment. The deadline for comments is May 14, 2013. For further information, visit the Board’s website or contact Scott Windley at email@example.com.
SUDAS funding - February 11, 2013
As MAP-21 STP funding allocations were set up, SUDAS funding changed from specific allocations from each MPO/RPA to an off the top allocation from statewide STP funds. This will eliminate many administrative steps and is very exciting for the SUDAS program!
Iowa DNR Notification - December 10, 2012
We received notice from the Iowa DNR Water Supply Section that Divisions 3 and 5 of the SUDAS Specifications are "in accordance with the design starndards of this department."
SUDAS manuals - November 19, 2012
PLEASE remember the SUDAS program consists of two manuals - the Design Manual and the Standard Specifications. If you have both manuals in your office, please make sure you carefully read anything we mail to you. The new Design Manuals (see article on the right) are in binders that look very similar (or possibly identical) to your Standard Specifications' binder. This does not mean it's the same manual!!! If you have questions about your manuals, please compare the contents of the manual to this website or call us for clarification.
New website - November 16, 2012
As you may have noticed, our website has been revamped. You will find all of the same information as before and it is generally structured the same. There are some new features as well, mainly the ability to order the manuals online. While you are navigating through our website, please let us know if you find any errors or experience any difficulty working with the site.
Design Manual, 2013 Edition - November 16, 2012
The newly reissued SUDAS Design Manuals were shipped to all current Design Manual holders. The new manual went through our extensive review process to update all of the chapters.
One of the new chapters within the Design Manual is Chapter 12 - Sidewalks and Bicycle Facilities. After a great deal of time and effort, SUDAS and Iowa DOT developed guidelines to help communities meet ADA regulations for sidewalks. The applicable sections were developed in accordance with Federal regulations and are the standard for use by all governmental entities in the State of Iowa. Chapter 12, with the exception of Section 12B-3, is the first Design chapter that is included in both the SUDAS Design Manual and the Iowa DOT Design Manual. As such, the chapter (excluding Section 12B-3) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration.
Specifications updates - November 16, 2012
The 2013 Edition revisions to the SUDAS Standard Specifications were distributed. These revisions were incorporated into the specifications that are included on our website. If you are curious about what changed with the 2013 Edition, check out the latest revisions page.
SUDAS mail lists - November 16, 2012
If you own copies of the SUDAS manuals, please make sure to let us know when your address or point of contact might change. Since we issue annual revisions for free to current manual holders, we rely on you to let us know when something changes.
SUDAS District meetings - November 16, 2012
SUDAS on Facebook - November 16, 2012
Check out our facebook page for SUDAS and "like" us!