Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice SPRINGFIELD - proposed Berkshire Avenue at Cottage Street and Harvey Street Intersection Improvements

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Address

Kennedy Middle School Auditorium, 1385 Berkshire Avenue, Springfield, MA 01151

Overview of SPRINGFIELD - proposed Berkshire Avenue at Cottage Street and Harvey Street Intersection Improvements

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Berkshire Avenue at Cottage Street and Harvey Street Intersection Improvements project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic operations and vehicular, bicyclist, pedestrian, and transit safety at the Berkshire Avenue/Cottage Street and Berkshire Avenue/Harvey Street intersections. Work includes: signal upgrades /new signals, pavement box widening providing for exclusive turn lanes, new pavement markings and pavement mill & overlay. Bicycle accommodations will consist of 5-foot wide shoulders and intersection bike boxes. Pedestrian accommodations will consist of ADA complaint 5-foot wide sidewalks on both sides of the roadways and intersection wheelchair ramps.

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

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 608718. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857) 368-0603 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 (10) business days before the meeting.

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