Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Montague – South Street over Sawmill River bridge replacement

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.

Overview   of Montague – South Street over Sawmill River bridge replacement

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed South St over Sawmill River bridge replacement project in Montague, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed bridge replacement 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 a full replacement of the bridge carrying South Street over the Sawmill River in Montague, MA. South Street is a rural two-lane local road. Based on the rural nature of the roadway and the surrounding area, as well as the low traffic volume and travel speeds, the project is exempt from bicycle and pedestrian requirements in MassDOT’s Health Transportation Policy. No separate bicycle or pedestrian facilities exist on the roadway currently and none are being proposed in this project. There are no known plans to add separate bicycle or pedestrian facilities on this roadway.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The town 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. 609427. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to 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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