Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice CANCELLED - WESTFIELD - proposed Westfield River Levee Multi-Use Path project

Out of an abundance of caution, MassDOT/Highway Division has cancelled the March 23 Design Public Hearing.

Address

Westfield City Hall, Council Chambers, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Overview of CANCELLED - WESTFIELD - proposed Westfield River Levee Multi-Use Path project

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Westfield River Levee Multi-Use Path project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of constructing a multi-use path for all non-motorized users in the City of Westfield, along the Westfield River levee, beginning at Ellsworth Street and extending to Williams Riding Way near Meadow Street, for a total length of approximately two miles. The project will include the construction and installation of retaining walls, wood fencing, bicycle racks, park benches, trash receptacles, pathway lighting, and select landscaping. The proposed path will intersect with the Columbia Greenway at the Westfield River Esplanade.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Highway Design, Project File No. 608073. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after this Public Hearing Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857) 368-0603 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 meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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