Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Beverly - Bridge Replacement, B-11-001, Bridge Street Over Bass River (Hall-Whitaker Drawbridge)

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address

Beverly High School Auditorium, 100 Sohier Rd., Beverly, MA 01915

Overview of Beverly - Bridge Replacement, B-11-001, Bridge Street Over Bass River (Hall-Whitaker Drawbridge)

A Public Information Meeting will be hosted by MassDOT at the location below to present the design for the proposed BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-11-001, BRIDGE STREET OVER BASS RIVER (HALL-WHITAKER DRAWBRIDGE) project in Beverly, MA.

Where:

Beverly High School Auditorium, 100 Sohier Rd., Beverly, MA 01915

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-11-001, BRIDGE STREET OVER BASS RIVER (HALL-WHITAKER DRAWBRIDGE) project. All views and comments submitted in response to the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

MassDOT will provide an update to the recently closed Bridge Street Bridge (Hall-Whitaker). Alternatives for replacing the bridge will be presented and discussed. In addition updates to the replacement of the adjacent Kernwood Avenue Bridge (Beverly-Salem) will also be discussed.

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 meeting.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 7210, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 608514. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the meeting is posted to the MassDOT website listed below.

This meeting 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 and prior to the hearing, 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 meeting. 

Updates to this Public Information Meeting or a cancellation announcement can be accessed at this website.

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