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Public Hearing Notice Boston - Neponset River Greenway Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Overview of Boston - Neponset River Greenway Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Neponset River Greenway Construction project in Boston, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Neponset River Greenway Construction 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 includes construction of a shared-use path, from Tenean Beach to Morrissey Boulevard, a total distance of approximately 3,600 feet (0.7 miles). A 670-foot long boardwalk, including scenic overlooks, will be constructed to convey the path over salt marsh and tidal habitat of the Dorchester Bay. Drainage system improvements, improved habitat value of the corridor, wayfinding signage and pedestrian and bicycle roadway crossings have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

This project is a critical segment in the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s long term, multi-phase, plan for the 10.5-mile Neponset River Greenway linking the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton to Mattapan Square and continuing to Castle Island and the Boston Harborwalk.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Department of Conservation and Recreation 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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to DOTHighwayDesign@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Highway Design, Project File No. 608943. 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.

You will need for Boston - Neponset River Greenway Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Topic: Design Public Hearing for Neponset River Greenway

Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Webinar Link to join Virtual Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84378879591?pwd=UXg3UXlSUHZXUVpmNENiaEpnV2toZz09

Passcode: 913392

Webinar ID: 843 7887 9591

Dial In Option: 301-715-8592

 

Comment on this project:

MassDOT provides three opportunities for official public comment on this project. All comments or questions received by the methods listed below must be postmarked/date stamped no later than ten (10) business days after the public hearing and will become part of the Official Record. All comments or questions received after will be addressed, but will not be a part of the Official Record.

Submit your comments by:

  • Filling out the online Project Comment Form
  • Sending us an e-mail at DOTHighwayDesign@dot.state.ma.us
    Attention: Project File No. 608943
  • Mailing your comments via US Mail to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Highway Design, Project File No. 608943

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