Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Natick - Lake Cochituate Path Project

Monday, October 30, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.


Natick Town Hall Dlott Meeting Room, Second Floor, 13 E Central Street, Natick, MA 01760

Overview   of Natick - Lake Cochituate Path Project

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT in Natick to present an overview of the proposed Lake Cochituate Path Project in Natick.


The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquitted with the proposed Lake Cochituate Path Project in Natick and receive public comment. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


This Project will include constructing an approximate 0.4-mile segment of shared-use path along Route 9, from Archer Drive to the Cochituate Rail Trail. MassDOT invites you to attend the Design Public Hearing to learn more about the need for the Project, work to be performed, schedule, potential impacts to the public (including vehicular and pedestrian/bicyclists), and next steps.

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 7550, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No.610680. 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.

In case of inclement weather, a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website. 

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