Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Leominster - Safe Routes to School improvement project Viscoloid Avenue

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Overview of Leominster - Safe Routes to School improvement project Viscoloid Avenue

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Viscoloid Avenue Improvements, a Safe Routes to School project in the City of Leominster, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Viscoloid Avenue Improvements. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The project proposes to reconstruct Viscoloid Avenue from Mechanic Street to Lancaster Street to provide enhanced pedestrian safety and mobility and improved bicycle accommodation with specific emphasis on safe access to the Frances Drake Elementary School. Pedestrian improvements include construction of new sidewalks and reconstruction of the sidewalks curb ramps and crosswalks for pedestrian accommodation meeting ADA/AAB requirements on both sides of Viscoloid Avenue and bicycle improvements include striped bicycle lanes on both sides of Viscoloid Avenue with a striped buffer to provide additional separation from vehicles. Intersection improvements include additional signalized crossings at the intersection of Viscoloid Avenue with Johnson Street along with new flashing beacons at strategic crossing locations on Viscoloid Avenue. Minor geometric improvements are proposed along with milling and overlaying of the roadway pavement prior to the application of new pavement markings.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements will be required. The City of Leominster is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT's policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed in the hearing.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 609529. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than fourteen (14) days after the October 7th,2021 hearing date.

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 (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 hearing.

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

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuqopjkjHN3-_KyPegOmyMD6sGIXntze

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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