Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Easton - Corridor Improvements on Washington Street (Route 138)

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Overview of Easton - Corridor Improvements on Washington Street (Route 138)

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website to present the design for the proposed corridor improvements on Washington Street (Route 138) including intersection improvements at Washington Street and Elm Street in Easton, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Route 138 corridor and Elm Street intersection improvement project.  All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed corridor project consists of the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection of Washington Street (Route 138) and Elm Street, including the realignment of the west leg of Elm Street with full depth roadway construction. In addition, the project will construct new accessible sidewalks and 5-foot buffered bicycle lanes along both sides of Washington Street, between Elm Street and Union Street, approximately 3,500 feet.  The work also includes closed drainage system improvements, pavement rehabilitation mainly through milling and overlay with full depth box widening where necessary at the newly signalized intersection, signing, and necessary landscaping. 

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. MassDOT 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 MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 608195. 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 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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