Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Spencer - bridge replacement project, North Spencer Road

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Overview   of Spencer - bridge replacement project, North Spencer Road

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the Bridge Replacement Project for Bridge No. S-23-012 located on North Spencer Road (Route 31) over the Seven Mile River in the Town of Spencer, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed bridge replacement project on North Spencer Road in the Town of Spencer. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of replacing the existing deteriorating bridge overpass structure with a new single span bridge overpass structure and will be constructed using accelerated construction methods to reduce traffic disruptions. To maintain vehicle traffic during construction, staged construction will be implemented with a single travel lane using controlled alternating one-way traffic patterns with traffic lights. The intersection of North Spencer Road and Hastings Road at the bridge’s north approach will be reconstructed to improve the line of site over the proposed bridge. The limit of work is approximately 150 feet from each concrete support structure and 150 feet down Hastings Road from the intersection of North Spencer Road. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a usable shoulder have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Spencer is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’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 Section, Project File No. 609179. 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 ( 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.

This hearing or a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website.

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