Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Buckland - Upper North Street reconstruction

Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 6:00 PM


Buckland Town Hall – 2nd Floor, 17 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

Overview   of Buckland - Upper North Street reconstruction

A Live In-person Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Upper North Street Reconstruction project in Buckland, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Upper North Street Reconstruction 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 the reconstruction of approximately 0.5 miles of North Street, beginning from 85 North Street and traveling north to the intersection with Ashfield Road (MA Route 112). The proposed improvements include the addition of a 5.5-foot concrete sidewalk and curb on one side of the road, full depth road reconstruction, replacement of substandard guardrails, and drainage improvements including enhancement of water quality.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Buckland is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s /The Town’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. 612757. 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 ( 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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