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Public Meeting Notice Sharon - Public Information Meeting webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: Thursday July 29, 2020 - Comment period: Jul 29 - Aug 12
  • Posted: July 1, 2020 12:23 p.m.
  • Last Updated: July 29, 2020 8 a.m.

Overview of Sharon - Public Information Meeting webinar and comment period

A Public Informational Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website to present the design for the proposed Maskwonicut Street over MBTA/Amtrak Railroad Bridge Replacement project in Sharon, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Maskwonicut Street over MBTA/Amtrak Railroad Bridge Replacement project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of constructing a new bridge over the railroad tracks. The new bridge will consist of steel beams and a concrete deck and will have a longer span length with the new abutments constructed behind the existing abutments. The existing bridge abutments and portions of the existing wingwalls will be removed in their entirety. The majority of the existing wingwalls and stone arch on the west approach are to remain. The new bridge will accommodate a wider roadway width and will provide a sidewalk on the north side of the bridge. Roadway work will include pavement, drainage, and traffic safety improvements. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a usable shoulder have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides. The roadway profile will be raised to increase the vertical clearance to the railroad tracks below. The bridge is currently closed and will remain closed until the construction is complete.

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

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the webinar, plans and a project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

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: Project Management, Project File No. 608079. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the webinar transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the webinar 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.

Meeting webinar cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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