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Public Hearing Notice Ashby - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: April 12, 2021 - Comment period: Apr 12-Apr 26

Overview of Ashby - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Intersection Improvements at Greenville Road (Route 31) and Turnpike Road project in Ashby, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection Improvements at Greenville Road (Route 31) and Turnpike Road 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 improvements to enhance safety and operations at the intersection. A roundabout is proposed to be constructed. This is expected to reduce the travel speeds of approaching vehicles through horizontal deflection and reduce the number of conflict points between vehicles traveling along Route 31 and vehicles approaching from Turnpike Road. Prominent advanced warning signage will be installed, particularly on the Route 31 northbound and southbound approaches to the roundabout. Drivers accessing the intersection via Turnpike Road will be able to proceed through the intersection more efficiently compared to existing conditions, while delays to Route 31 traffic over existing conditions are expected to be relatively minor. Storm drainage will be updated to accommodate the proposed intersection geometry.

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

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., 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. 609314. 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 webinar or cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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