Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Pittsfield - Bridge Superstructure Replacement, Holmes Road over Housatonic Railroad

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Overview   of Pittsfield - Bridge Superstructure Replacement, Holmes Road over Housatonic Railroad

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed bridge Superstructure Replacement, P-10-002, Holmes Road over Housatonic Railroad project in Pittsfield, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed bridge superstructure replacement 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 the existing bridge superstructure currently reduced to one single alternating lane of traffic due to the presence of severely deteriorated beams on the east side, with a new superstructure at the same location with minimal and limited approach work in both directions. The new proposed roadway and sidewalk width will remain approximately the same as the existing widths, except that the usable space will be altered to provide two 10-foot travel lanes, with shoulders that will allow bicycle accommodation in both the northbound and southbound directions. The sidewalk will be replaced on the east side of the bridge, and the safety curb will be replaced on the west side. The project will be constructed during the summer of 2023 using a full closure of Holmes Road with a traffic detour.

A secure right-of-way is available for this project. At this time, acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements will not be required.

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: Project Management, Project File No. 611955. 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 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 hosted on this website.

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