Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Fitchburg - River Street bridge replacement

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Overview   of Fitchburg - River Street bridge replacement

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed River Street Bridge Superstructure Replacement project in Fitchburg, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed River Street Bridge Superstructure Replacement 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 replacing the existing River Street Bridge over the North Nashua River. The approach work along River Street will extend from Main Street to approximately 40 feet from the opposite end of the bridge. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 5-foot bicycle lane, tapering to 4.5 feet at Main Street to meet existing limits, have 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., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 607680. 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 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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