Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Duxbury - Bridge replacement, Route 3 (Pilgrim Highway) NB/SB over Franklin Street

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Overview   of Duxbury - Bridge replacement, Route 3 (Pilgrim Highway) NB/SB over Franklin Street

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed project in Duxbury, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement Route 3 (Pilgrim Highway) NB/SB over Franklin Street 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 construction of a new northbound bridge in the existing median and reconstruction of the existing southbound bridge in its current locations. The existing northbound bridge will be demolished, and the approach roadways removed. The new bridge spans are proposed to have approximately 72-foot single spans and provide a minimum of 16’-6” vertical clearance over Franklin Street. The proposed paved roadway width are 56 feet each, with 12-foot travel lanes, an 18-foot inside shoulder and a 14-foot outside shoulder. The increased vertical clearances require the approaches to the bridges be reconstructed to meet the new bridge elevations. Franklin Street will be reconstructed within the project limits with full-depth pavement, new curbing, and sidewalks.

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 ProjectsProject File No. 605294. 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 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 posted on this website. 

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