Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Andover - Proposed replacement of six I-495 bridges

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Overview of Andover - Proposed replacement of six I-495 bridges

A live virtual design public hearing to present the design for the proposed bridge rehabilitation, A-09-036, I-495 over ST 28 (SB), A-09-037, I-495 over B&M and MBTA, A-09-041, I-495 over ST 28 (NB) project in Andover, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed ANDOVER- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, A-09-036, I-495 OVER ST 28 (SB), A-09-037, I-495 OVER B&M AND MBTA, A-09-041, I-495 OVER ST 28 (NB) project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of the replacement of six bridges in the Town of Andover. The replacement bridges are on I-495 north and southbound over Route 28 north and southbound and I-495 north and southbound over the MBTA Railroad. Improvements on I-495 will include the reconstruction of the bridges and widening the bridges to accommodate a future fourth lane on I-495 north and southbound. Improvements on Route 28 north and southbound under I-495 will include reconstruction of the roadway and sidewalks and providing bicycle accommodations on Route 28 in each direction. Stormwater improvements will be included as well as updated signage and pavement markings.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 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 dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 606522. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to 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.

Hearing hearing or a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website.

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.  When: Nov 17, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Topic: VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING MEETING - ANDOVER- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, A-09-036, I-495 OVER ST 28 (SB), A-09-037, I-495 OVER B&M AND MBTA, A-09-041, I-495 OVER ST 28

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