Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Billerica - Boston Road (Route 3A) at Lexington Road & Glad Valley Drive Traffic and Safety Improvements project

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Overview of Billerica - Boston Road (Route 3A) at Lexington Road & Glad Valley Drive Traffic and Safety Improvements project

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Boston Road (Route 3A) at Lexington Road & Glad Valley Drive Traffic and Safety Improvements project in Billerica, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Boston Road (Route 3A) at Lexington Road & Glad Valley Drive Traffic and Safety Improvements 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 traffic and safety for all users along Boston Road (Route 3A) from Tower Farm Road to 500 feet south of Lexington Road including the intersections of Boston Road with Lexington Road and Glad Valley Drive to approximately 0.5 miles. A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Boston Road at Lexington Road and Glad Valley Drive along with the realignment of both Lexington Road and Glad Valley Drive to form two closely spaced signalized intersections, eliminating the existing skewed geometry. In addition, Boston Road southbound left turn lane and northbound right turn lane will be provided at the new signalized intersection, new accessible sidewalk on both sides of Boston Road, and a flashing pedestrian beacon will be installed at Tufts Lane for the pedestrian crossing. Bicycle accommodations consisting of either a 5’ bicycle lane with 3’painted buffer or an off-road shared use path will be provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required The Commonwealth of MA 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., 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. 609250. 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 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 hearing

This Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website.

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