Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Chicopee - improvements at Montgomery St, Granby Rd, and McKinstry Ave

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Overview of Chicopee - improvements at Montgomery St, Granby Rd, and McKinstry Ave

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Intersection Improvements at Montgomery Street, Granby Road, and McKinstry Avenue project in Chicopee, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection Improvements at Montgomery Street, Granby Road, and McKinstry Avenue project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of (1) reconfiguring the intersection of the ramps to/from I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) with Montgomery Street to construct a modern roundabout, (2) removing the traffic signal and constructing two roundabouts: a peanut-shape roundabout at the intersection of Granby Road and Montgomery Street, and an Oblique Roundabout at Granby Road and McKinstry Avenue, and (3) constructing a raised median along Montgomery Street between the Interstate 90 Entrance and Granby Road to improve safety by removing left-turn access to and from the abutting properties and driveways. Access is proposed to be accommodated by utilizing the roundabouts to reverse direction of travel. (4) Pedestrians and bicyclists will be accommodated through shared-use paths, generally 8 - 10 feet in width and crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons as needed will be provided across each leg of the roundabouts.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City and MassDOT are responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s and the City’s policies 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., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 609061. 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 (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 hearing.

Access to this live virtual design public hearing, the recording or a cancellation announcement will be published on this website.

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