Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Erving - Bridge Replacement, Church Street over Keyup Brook

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Overview   of Erving - Bridge Replacement, Church Street over Keyup Brook

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Bridge Replacement, Church Street over Keyup Brook project in Erving, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Erving- Bridge Replacement, Church Street over Keyup Brook project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


Church Street provides a connector from Route 2 to the south to North Street to the north. Church Street is a major collector with an existing speed limit of 25 mph. The existing roadway consists of 10-foot lanes with no shoulders and a 5-foot sidewalk to the west side of Church Street. There are no existing bike lanes on the roadway. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing bridge at Church Street Bridge over Keyup Brook which is in poor condition and has been reduced to one lane of traffic. Church Street is a small rural roadway with no areas within the existing rights-of-way to expand the street design to incorporate bike lanes or an additional sidewalk. The Town has no long-term plans (next 15 years) to construct sidewalks or bicycle facilities along the east side of North Street, the north side of Church Street or along either side of Highland Avenue.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town 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 7550, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 612982. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar 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 hearing will be hosted, or a cancellation announcement posted, on this website. 

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