Chelmsford - Bridge Replacement Gorham Street over I-495 and Westford street over I-495

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Overview   of Chelmsford - Bridge Replacement Gorham Street over I-495 and Westford street over I-495


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, C-08-039, GORHAM STREET (ST 3A) OVER I-495 AND REPLACEMENT OF C-08-036, WESTFORD STREET OVER I-495 (DB) 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 removal and replacement of Bridges Numbers C‐08‐036 (2LQ) and C-08-039 (C8V) over Interstate 495. The existing bridges, along with piers and abutments will be replaced in kind. A minimum vertical clearance of 16'‐6" will be provided over Interstate 495, and allowance for potential future I-495 widening will be provided in the median area. The bridges will maintain the existing footprint and the cross sections will provide two (2) 5.5'‐6’ sidewalks, two (2) 11'-13.5’ travel lanes, and two 6'-7’ shoulders. The approach roadway profiles will be adjusted to accommodate the raised profile of the bridges. Work on the approach roadways will include guardrail replacements, ADA curb ramp installation, pavement restoration, markings, and drainage improvements. Bicycle accommodation consisting of usable shoulders on both sides of each bridge roadway has been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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. 612631. 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 hearing.

This live virtual design public hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website.

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When: Jun 14, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Design Public Hearing - 612631 Chelmsford – Bridge Replacement, Gorham St

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