Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Pittsfield Ash Rail Trail Design Public Hearing

Monday, June 7, 2021
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Overview of Pittsfield Ash Rail Trail Design Public Hearing

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Phase II project in Pittsfield, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Rail to Trail 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 is an approximately 2,200 ft. (.4 mile) extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail-to-Trail from Crane Avenue parking lot to Merrill Road and consists of bicycle/pedestrian accommodation that would connect the existing sidewalk/bikeway network on Dalton Avenue to the existing Rail Trail as well as commercial areas; to enhance business and recreational opportunities.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Pittsfield 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. 609289. 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 (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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