Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Boston - Ellis Elementary Traffic Calming (Safe Routes To School)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 7-8 p.m.

Overview   of Boston - Ellis Elementary Traffic Calming (Safe Routes To School)

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Ellis Elementary Traffic Calming Safe Routes To School project in Boston, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Ellis Elementary Traffic Calming Safe Routes To School project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of raised crosswalks and/or intersections at Walnut Avenue at Ruthven Street, Walnut Avenue at Westminster Avenue, and Walnut Avenue at Cobden Street; revised intersection geometry at Walnut Avenue at Crawford Street and Abbotsford Street at Crawford Street, and a raised median island along Humboldt Avenue at Munroe Street with raised crosswalks across Munroe Street and Humboldt Court. Bicyclists will continue to share the roadway with vehicles, and pedestrians will continue to use existing sidewalks.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Boston 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 or via US Mail to Suite 7550, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 610537. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar days) after the hearing is hosted.

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 ( 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 hearing will be hosted, or a cancellation announcement posted, on the internet at this website. 

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