Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Marion and Wareham - Bridge replacement of Marion Road and Wareham Road (Route 6) over the Weweantic River

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 6-8 p.m.

Overview   of Marion and Wareham - Bridge replacement of Marion Road and Wareham Road (Route 6) over the Weweantic River

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Bridge Replacement of Marion Road and Wareham Road (Route 6) Over the Weweantic River design-build project in Marion and Wareham, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement project of Wareham Road/Marion Road over the Weweantic River. 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 replacing two (2) bridges on US 6 over the Weweantic River. The bridges are separated by an approximate 400-foot-long causeway. The bridges and causeway will be widened to accommodate a wider shoulder and one 10-foot wide Shared Use Path on each side of the roadway. The Marion-Wareham bridge is currently a 2-span bridge and the Wareham bridge is currently a 3-span bridge. The span arrangement will remain the same however, the spans will be lengthened to accommodate a larger vertical profile while retaining the same hydraulic opening by building the abutments behind the existing abutments. The proposed project will provide bridge and roadway safety improvements and MassDOT will use staged construction to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction during construction. Pedestrian access will also be maintained throughout construction with the use of temporary sidewalks.

The Project will also include complete and partial removal of the existing bridge structures, roadway reconstruction, highway drainage improvements, salt marsh replication and protection, traffic and pedestrian management, pavement markings and signage, utility relocation/protection and all other related bridge and highway work.

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. 605311. 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 website. 

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