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Public Meeting Notice  Natick - Bridge Replacement, Route 27 over Route 9 and interchange improvements

June 15, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Overview   of Natick - Bridge Replacement, Route 27 over Route 9 and interchange improvements


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed bridge replacement project and interchange improvements. 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 the structurally deficient Bridge No. N-03-020 which carries North Main Street (Route 27) over Worcester Street (Route 9) and includes the reconfiguration of the interchange to a modified Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) configuration. The reconfiguration will provide safety improvements, reduced traffic congestion through the interchange and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The project length includes approximately 3,850 feet along Route 9 from just east of Cochituate Rail Trail to Linden Street, and 2,120 feet along Route 27 from Running Brook Circle to Bacon Street. Separated shared use paths along North Main Street will be constructed throughout the interchange for bicycle and pedestrian accommodation. The project will also include proposed transit stops along Route 27 and Route 9 along with reconstructed sidewalks, drainage improvements, traffic signals, retaining walls, utility relocations, signing, roadway lighting and landscaping.

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 at the hearing.

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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. 605313. 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 live virtual design public hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website.

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