Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Medford - Shared Use Path Connection At the Route 28/Wellington Underpass

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7 p.m.

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A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Shared Use Path Connection at the Route 28/Wellington Underpass in Medford, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Shared Use Path Connection and Wellington Underpass. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The project proposes to construct a shared use path connection and new pedestrian and bicycle underpass to connect the northbound and southbound sides of the Fells Parkway along the Mystic River in the City of Medford, Massachusetts. The purpose of this project is to improve multi-modal accommodations and pedestrian safety by connecting a transportation network gap between MacDonald Park and Station Landing. Proposed improvements include the construction of a hot mix asphalt shared use path, cement concrete sidewalks, a timber boardwalk structure with overlooks, pathway lighting, signs, pavement markings, landscaping, and amenities.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands (depending on parcel). MassDOT’s and the City’s policies 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 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 611982. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar days) after the hearing is hosted on 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 ( 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 Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website. 

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