Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Northampton - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Overview of Northampton - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be held to present the design for the proposed Bridge Street Elementary School Improvements (Safe Routes To School) project in Northampton, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Street Elementary School Improvements (Safe Routes To School) project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of new and reconstructed sidewalks and curb ramps, curb cut narrowing, curb extensions, crosswalks (including raised crosswalks), pavement markings, and related drainage on Bridge Street (Route 9), Parsons Street, and Hawley Street. There will be a rectangular rapid flashing beacon installed at the crosswalk across Bridge Street (Route 9) in front of the school. Since Hawley Street and Parsons Street are both functionally classified as local roads, which are both low-speed roadways and too narrow to accommodate bicycle lanes, bicyclists will continue to share the roadway with vehicles under proposed conditions.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The city 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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 609515. 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 occurs (by June 16, 2021).

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 (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 hearing.

Hearing webinar or cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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