Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice POSTPONED: North Adams - Proposed reconstruction of Ashland Street

July 26, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Overview of POSTPONED: North Adams - Proposed reconstruction of Ashland Street

Hearing Postponed:

This live virtual design public hearing has been postponed to August 24, 2022 at 6 p.m.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of Ashland Street project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project is a Complete Streets project on a 0.75 mile stretch of Ashland Street from Main Street to Davenport Street. Pedestrian accommodations will be provided with fully accessible sidewalks along the entire corridor and crosswalks provided at every intersection. Bicycle circulation will be designed with the inclusion of bike racks installed at destination locations. Parallel parking will be provided on the North side of Chestnut Street. Other accommodations will include improved signage, utilities, streetlighting transformations and landscape.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of North Adams is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. The City'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 Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 7550, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 609277. 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 and prior to the hearing, 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 or cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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