Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Springfield - Armory Street Bridges over CSX replacement

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Overview of Springfield - Armory Street Bridges over CSX replacement

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Armory Street Bridges over CSX Replacement project in Springfield, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Armory Street Bridges over CSX Replacement project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of replacement of two bridges – the bridge carrying Armory Street over the active CSX tracks and the bridge carrying Armory Street over the abandoned railroad. The project limits are from the Genessee/Warwick Street intersection at the north to the Taylor Street intersection at the south. Within the project limits, the roadway will be reconstructed. The new roadway will be wider than the existing roadway and will include a standard sidewalk on the east side and a shared-use-path on the west side. The shared use path will be approximately 13’-6” wide in order to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchairs and strollers. During construction, Armory Street will be reduced to one travel lane carrying traffic southbound. Northbound traffic will be detoured during construction.

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 hearing.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 609409. 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 (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 hearing

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