Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  (CANCELED) Worcester - Harrison and Laurel Street Bridge Replacement

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Overview   of (CANCELED) Worcester - Harrison and Laurel Street Bridge Replacement

UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled for May 11, 2023.

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Harrison and Laurel Street Bridge Replacement project in Worcester, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Harrison and Laurel Street Bridge Replacement 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 replacement of the Harrison and Laurel Street Bridges Superstructures over I 290. Once the project has been completed the life cycle and serviceability of both bridges will be extended and safety for all roadway users will be increased. The substructures will be rehabilitated. The completed project will make sidewalk and curb ramp improvements within the project limits. The proposed two span bridges will consist of new steel plate girders composite with an exposed concrete deck. The proposed bridges will provide an 11-foot travel lane and a 5-foot shoulder in each direction with sidewalks at both sides. Construction will be done in two stages, with eastbound lane will remain open with temporary traffic signals.

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., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 7210, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 609185. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business 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 webinar.

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

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