Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice REHOBOTH - Reed Street over Palmer River Bridge Replacement Project

Thursday, January 16, 2020
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Council on Aging – Senior Center, 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769

Overview of REHOBOTH - Reed Street over Palmer River Bridge Replacement Project


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed bridge is to be constructed on a similar alignment as the existing bridge. The new structure will carry REED STREET OVER PALMER RIVER. The bridge will be comprised of prestressed concrete deck beams with a reinforced concrete deck and asphalt wearing surface. It remains to be a single span structure as the existing. The new structure will carry two (2) 11.0-foot lanes of traffic and two (2) 4.0-foot wide shoulders for a curb-to-curb width of 30.0’. It will also carry two (2) 6’-0” wide sidewalks for an out-to-out width of 45’-0”. The bridge has a skew angle of 42°30’00”. The bridge rail will be MassDOT standard crashed tested steel railing. The bridge will be closed and constructed in a single stage.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The town is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 608618. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857) 368-0603 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 meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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