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Public Hearing Notice Holyoke/West Springfield - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Comment period: July 15 - July 29

Overview of Holyoke/West Springfield - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Design Public Hearing Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website to present the design for the proposed rehabilitation of Route 5 & shared use path in Holyoke and West Springfield, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rehabilitation of Route 5 and shared use path project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The project consists of two locations; the first location includes concrete pavement rehabilitation and full depth replacement along the Route 5 corridor beginning at Main Street in Holyoke, MA, and ending at the Interstate 91 interchange in West Springfield, MA. The second location includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements beginning at Monterey Drive and ending at East Elm Street. The proposed improvements consist of narrowing the roadway from Main street to Highland Avenue, realignment of Brush Hill Avenue and Wayside Avenue to form "T" intersections, traffic improvements, a shared use path, bicycle accommodations, drainage and utility modifications and ADA/AAAB crossing enhancements.

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.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the webinar, plans and a project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 604209. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing webinar. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after this Public Hearing webinar. roject inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

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 & Civil Rights Officer by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email to MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us. 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 meeting.

Hearing webinar or cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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