Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Fitchburg - Water Street Bridges Replacement

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Overview   of Fitchburg - Water Street Bridges Replacement

A Virtual Design Public Hearing/Public Information Meeting will be published/hosted on the MassDOT website to present the design for the proposed Fitchburg-Bridge Replacement and related work Water Street (State 2A) over Boulder Drive and Pan-Am Railroad and Water Street (Route 12) over North Nashua River project in Fitchburg, MA.


The purpose of this hearing webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Fitchburg Water Street Bridges Replacement project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of replacement of the Water Street Bridge over the Pan-Am Railroad and Boulder Drive and the reconstruction of the Water Street Bridge over the North Nashua River. Once the project has been completed the life cycle and serviceability of both bridges will be extended and safety for all roadway users will be increased. The completed project will make sidewalk and curb ramp improvements within the project limits. A shared use path on the east side of the Water Street over Boulder Drive and Pan-Am Railroad will be constructed. Both bridges will have better lane and shoulder definition. Water Street Bridge Over Boulder Drive will have added under bridge lighting.

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 webinar. Right-of-way plans can be made available to affected property owners upon request.

Project Inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major ProjectsProject File No.608189Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing webinar transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the webinar is posted to the MassDOT website listed below. Project inquiries may be emailed to

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) 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 (10) business days before the webinar.

This Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be published on this website. 

Additional Resources   for Fitchburg - Water Street Bridges Replacement

Help Us Improve  with your feedback

Please do not include personal or contact information.