Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Boston/Somerville - Superstructure Replacement of Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue over Orange Line and MBTA/BMRR project

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Overview of Boston/Somerville - Superstructure Replacement of Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue over Orange Line and MBTA/BMRR project

A Live Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Superstructure Replacement of Maffa Way & Mystic Avenue over Orange Line and MBTA/BMRR project in Boston and Somerville, MA.

Purpose: 

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Superstructure Replacement of Maffa Way & Mystic Avenue over Orange Line and MBTA/BMRR. 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 Boston=Somerville- Superstructure Replacement of, B-16-067 (3GV), Maffa Way & B-16-068=S-17-027 (3GW), Mystic Avenue over Orange Line and MBTA/BMRR. Maffa Way will consist of a 12’ sidewalk on the southside of the bridge with a 10’wide 2 way Bicycle lane and a raised concrete median. Mystic Ave. will consist of a 12’ sidewalk on the northside of the bridge that will be shared by pedestrians and bicyclists, separated by a 1.5’ wide visual buffer.

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 hearing.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 607670. 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 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 published on this website.

Presentation

Boston/Somerville - Design public hearing webinar presentation (03/02/22)

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