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Public Meeting Notice Pittsfield - Informational meeting - Bridge replacement of Holmes Rd over Housatonic RR

Thursday, August 19, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Posted: July 22, 2021 4:43 p.m.
  • Last Updated: August 17, 2021 3:26 p.m.

Address

1 Wendell Ave., Berkshire Athenaeum / Pittsfield Public Library, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Overview of Pittsfield - Informational meeting - Bridge replacement of Holmes Rd over Housatonic RR

A Pre-25% Design Live In-Person Public Information Meeting will be held to present information on the proposed bridge superstructure replacement project on Holmes Road in Pittsfield, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the design of the proposed bridge superstructure replacement project in Pittsfield. All views and comments submitted in response to the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

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 of the structure with a new superstructure at the same location with minimal and limited approach work in both directions. The proposed new cross section width will remain approximately the same width as the existing cross section, except that we propose two 10-foot travel lanes, one sidewalk on the east side of the bridge, one safety curb on the west side with two 5-foot shoulders with accommodations provided for painted buffered bicycle lanes in both the northbound and southbound directions.

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 MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us 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 meeting transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the meeting 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 cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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