Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Lowell - Rourke Bridge Replacement Design Public Hearing 12/6/2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Overview   of Lowell - Rourke Bridge Replacement Design Public Hearing 12/6/2023

MassDOT is pleased to provide an update on the Rourke Bridge Replacement Project. Since our last public meeting, MassDOT and the project team have advanced the chosen bridge concept.

A Design Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Rourke Bridge Replacement over the Merrimack River project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of ROURKE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, WOOD STREET EXTENSION OVER BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD AND MERRIMACK RIVER. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 6' bicycle lane have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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 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 7210, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 607887. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business 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.

This hearing will be hosted or a cancellation announcement posted on this page.

We appreciate your engagement in this important project and your input. We look forward to continuing to work with you as MassDOT advances the Rourke Bridge replacement design.

If you have any further questions, please submit a comment.

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