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Public Hearing Notice  Lakeville - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: April 13, 2021 - Comment period: Apr 13 - Apr 27

Overview   of Lakeville - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be held on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Route 79 (Rhode Island Road) project in Lakeville, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Route 79 (Rhode Island Road) project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project includes approximately 2.5 miles of Route 79 (Rhode Island Road) from the Taunton City Line to Clear Pond Road. The project improvements include widening the roadway cross section to a minimum of 32 feet to provide useable shoulder on both sides of the roadway for bicycle accommodation; a new signalized intersection with Route 18 (Bedford Street), and drainage improvements for the extent of the project.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Lakeville is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT 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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., 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. 606715. 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 to 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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