Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Harwich - Harwich Elementary Safe Routes to School

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 6 p.m.


Harwich Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA 02645

Overview   of Harwich - Harwich Elementary Safe Routes to School

A Design Public Hearing will be held to present the design for the proposed Harwich Elementary School Safe Routes To School project in Harwich, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Safe Routes To School project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The scope of work is to implement sidewalk and shared-use path infrastructure improvements/upgrades for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the Harwich Elementary School (HES) located at 263 South Street and continuing to Harwich Center. The project as currently proposed runs along South Street in a northerly direction from the School House Drive at South Street intersection to the South Street at Main Street intersection, then along Main Street in an easterly direction to the Main Street at Sisson Road intersection, then along Sisson Road in a southerly and southwesterly direction to the Sisson Road at School House Drive intersection. The proposed scope of work also includes the construction of accessible curb ramps with crosswalks, limited signage improvements, and landscaping limited to loam and seed for areas disturbed by construction.

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. 610670. 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. 

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