Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice MILL RIVER - discuss the project that proposes to rehabilitate three bridges in the Town of New Marlborough

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Address

New Marlborough Town Hall, 807 Mill River Southfield Road, Mill River, MA 01244-0099

Overview of MILL RIVER - discuss the project that proposes to rehabilitate three bridges in the Town of New Marlborough

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the project that proposes to rehabilitate three bridges in the Town of New Marlborough, MA; Norfolk Road over the Umpachene River, Lumbert Cross Road over the Umpachene River, and Canaan Southfield Road over the Umpachene River.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the multi bridge rehabilitation project in New Marlborough. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of the rehabilitation of three separate bridge structures that were constructed in 1939. The roadway surface, bridge railings, concrete deck and steel beams for each bridge will be replaced. The new structures will consist of steel beams with composite reinforced concrete decks.

  • The 89' long two span Norfolk Road bridge will match the existing 26' curb to curb roadway width and will consist of two 11' travel lanes with two 2' wide shoulders. The existing abutments and pier will be reused.
  • The 32' long single span Lumbert Cross Road bridge will widen the existing 14' curb to curb width to 22' wide and will consist of two 9' lanes with two 2' wide shoulders. The existing abutments will be reused with modifications.
  • The 36' long single span Canaan Southfield Road bridge will match the existing 26' curb to curb roadway width and will consist of two 9' travel lanes with two 4' wide shoulders. The existing abutments will be reused.

Each bridge will be closed during construction and traffic will be detoured. Proposed approach roadway work includes the construction of full depth asphalt pavement and roadway resurfacing for approximately 100 feet at both approaches to each bridge. There will be no sidewalks on the proposed bridges or approach roadways.

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

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management Section, Project File No. 608642. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857) 368-0603 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 meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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