Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice  Haverhill - Basiliere Bridge Replacement Project

Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm


UMass Lowell Innovation Center, 2 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Overview   of Haverhill - Basiliere Bridge Replacement Project

A Public Information Meeting will be hosted by MassDOT to discuss the replacement project for the Private First Class (PFC) Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge, H-12-007 & H-12-025, Bridge Street (SR 125) over the Merrimack River and the Bradford Rail Trail in Haverhill, MA.


The purpose of this workshop-style public information meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to discuss several key elements of this project including, but not limited to, bridge type and appearance, lane configuration, and accommodations for non-motorized users for the proposed replacement of the PFC Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge H-12-007 & H-12-025, Bridge Street (SR 125) over the Merrimack River and Bradford Rail Trail. The meeting is the second in a series of such events, the first of which was held on April 3rd. At the May 18th meeting, attendees can expect to see initial draft concepts for the replacement bridge’s overall appearance, lane configuration, accommodations for cyclists and pedestrians and connections to the adjoining rail trail and Dempsey Boardwalk.


The proposed project consists of fully replacing the PFC Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge. As part of the replacement project, MassDOT seeks to optimize the number of lanes on the bridge and improve cycling and pedestrian accommodations on the structure.

This meeting 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 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 meeting.

This Public Information Meeting or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website.

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