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Public Hearing Notice  Southbridge - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: April 1, 2021 - Comment period: Apr 1 - Apr 15

Overview   of Southbridge - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Intersection Improvement at Central, Foster, Hook and Hamilton Streets project in Downtown Southbridge, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection Improvement at Central, Foster, Hook and Hamilton project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project includes approximately 1500 feet of roadway/safety improvement beginning at approximately the Starlite Art Gallery on Hamilton Street and extends to Off Hamilton Street; follows Hook Street to intersection with Central Street; and extends to Foster Street. The project limit is Cormier Jewelry on Central Street and the intersection with Wardell Court on Foster Street. Project includes Larochelle Way. The project improvements include a mini roundabout at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Larochelle Way, a new signalized intersection at Larochelle Way and Hook Street, and closure of an unsignalized intersection at Hamilton Street, Hook Street and Larochelle Way (identified as a high crash location). Also, the project will include additional turn lanes at Larochelle Way and Central Street; bicycle lanes (in both directions) on Central Street and new sidewalks (on both sides of the roadway) throughout the project limits.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Southbridge is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT 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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 608778. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing 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 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.

Hearing webinar or cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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