Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice New Bedford - Bridge Replacement, F-01-002=N-06-001, US Route 6 over the Acushnet River

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Address

New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745

Overview of New Bedford - Bridge Replacement, F-01-002=N-06-001, US Route 6 over the Acushnet River

A Public Information Meeting will be held at the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement, F-01-002=N-06-001, US Route 6 over the Acushnet River project in Fairhaven, MA and New Bedford, MA.

Where:

New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement project, F-01-002=N-06-001, US Route 6 over the Acushnet River. All views and comments submitted in response to the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project includes the replacement of US Route 6 over the Acushnet River, this is a movable span bridge. The existing Route 6 corridor will be maintained. A full roadway closure and detour at the movable span will be necessary during portions of the project. The Navigation Channel will be maintained through short-term closures. Navigation will be required and coordinated with USCG.

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 meeting.

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 dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 7210, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 612557. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the meeting is posted to the MassDOT website listed below.

This meeting 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 (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. 

This Public Information Meeting or a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website.

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