Public Hearing Notice

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

Webinar publication date: October 29 2020 - Comment period: Oct 29 - Nov 12

Overview of Pittsfield - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Virtual Design Public Hearing to present the design for the proposed Mill Street over the Western Branch of the Housatonic River Bridge Replacement 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 Mill Street over the Western Branch of the Housatonic River Bridge Replacement project 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 the full bridge replacement of the existing Mill Street Bridge over the Western Branch of the Housatonic River and associated approach roadway work along Mill Street and Hawthorne Ave. The bridge will consist of two (2) 11'-0" travel lanes and one (1) 5'-6" sidewalk. Sidewalks along the western side of Mill Street will be added to accommodate pedestrians as part of this project.

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.

Written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 608854. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to the MassDOT website listed below. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

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 & Civil Rights Officer by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email to 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.

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

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