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Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Somerville - Notice of a public informational website

Available February 22, 2021 – March 8, 2021

Overview of Somerville - Notice of a public informational website

An Informational Website will be published on MassDOT’s site to present the design, its benefits and potentials impacts for the proposed Pavement Resurfacing, Safety and Healthy Transportation Improvements on Route 28 (McGrath/O’Brien Highway) in Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Website link will be published on February 22, 2021.


The purpose of this informational website is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Pavement Resurfacing, Safety and Healthy Transportation Improvements project. All views and comments submitted in response to the informational website will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project will resurface and restripe Route 28 where it runs through Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts, while implementing safety and healthy transportation improvements. The Project Area runs along Route 28 from the approximately the intersection with Third Street (O’Brien Highway) in Cambridge to the intersection with Broadway in Somerville (McGrath Highway). Proposed improvements include corridor pavement resurfacing, implementation of a road diet (reducing vehicular travel lanes by one lane in each direction); the addition of separated, buffered bicycle lanes in both directions; transit improvements including bus stop markings; and sidewalk and crosswalk improvements as needed. The project aims to maintain state of good repair and increase pavement quality, calm traffic, increase safety for all roadway users, and fill a substantial gap in the multimodal network, in line with MassDOT Healthy Transportation Policy Directive and statewide modal plans.

All written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking should be submitted through the on the Informational website (linked above). Mailed statements should be sent to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 608482. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the project record must be dated between February 22, 2021 and March 22, 2021. Project inquiries may also be submitted through the comment form on the project's website.

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 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.

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