Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Newton/Weston - Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Hearing

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Overview   of Newton/Weston - Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Hearing

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed NEWTON-WESTON BRIDGE REHABILITATION, N-12-010=W-29-005, COMMONWEALTH AVENUE (ROUTE 30) OVER THE CHARLES RIVER project.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed NEWTON-WESTON- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, N-12-010=W-29-005, COMMONWEALTH AVENUE (ROUTE 30) OVER THE CHARLES RIVER  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 the replacement of MassDOT-owned bridge N-12-001/W-25-015 to address the condition of the existing structure.  The replacement bridge will remain within the footprint of the existing structure. In response to recommendations provided from the 2011 CTPS report for “Low-Cost Improvements to Bottleneck Locations,” this project also proposes to apply operational improvements to I-95 NB through the relocation of interstate access from the current Route 30 eastbound (EB) on-ramp to the Collector Distributor (CD) Road to I-95 NB via modifications to the current Route 30 WB to I-95 NB ramp. The eastern project limits will also include the reconfiguration of the Auburn Street intersection to support the phased reconstruction of bridge N-12-001/W-25-015 and improve access and safety for all modes. The project will also provide pedestrian and bicycle accommodations within the project limits to improve connectivity and access. Multimodal accommodations consisting of accessible pedestrian facilities, separated bike lanes, and a shared use path have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 110980. 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 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 hearing

This Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or  a cancellation announcement will be published on the internet at

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