Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Charlton/Oxford - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: May 13, 2021 - Comment period: May 13-May 27

Overview   of Charlton/Oxford - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing meeting link will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Route 20 Roadway Reconstruction project in Charlton-Oxford, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Charlton-Oxford Route 20 Roadway 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 improvements to Route 20 roadway safety conditions in Charlton and Oxford through proposed modifications to roadway geometry, roadway widening, installation of a median barrier and enhanced traffic operations at intersections. Design will include considerations for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, signage, pavement markings, guardrail, retaining walls and storm drainage. Bridges carrying Route 20 over the Little River in Charlton and the French River in Oxford will be replaced.

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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Design-Build Project File No. 602659. 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 ( 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.

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