Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Alford - proposed bridge replacement, West Road over Scribner Brook

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Overview of Alford - proposed bridge replacement, West Road over Scribner Brook

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Bridge Replacement, West Road over Scribner Brook project in Alford, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed West Road over Scribner Brook project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

This project involves a complete replacement of Bridge No. A-06-004 (035). The existing horizontal alignment and superelevation shall be maintained in general with radius and superelevation corrections to meet the design speed. Widening of the bridge and roadway will be necessary for design standards and overbuilding for staging construction. Approximately 50' to the northwest of the bridge, West Road intersects with a gravel road formerly Harrison Calkins Road. The entire east side of the roadway has Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR). No pedestrian facilities currently exist on the bridge or approaches. Therefore, the project is exempt from Pedestrian Facilities design requirements. The proposed design is exempt from the need to comply with bicycle facilities.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The town is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT's policy concerning land acquisitions will be presented in the hearing.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 609070. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar days) after the hearing is hosted on the MassDOT website listed below.

This hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g. interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, live captioning, videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email (MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the hearing.

This live virtual design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted published on this website.

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