Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Sudbury/Concord - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: Thursday July 16, 2020 - Comment period: July 16 - July 30

Overview of Sudbury/Concord - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Design Public Hearing Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website to present the design for the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail project in the Towns of Sudbury and Concord, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed multiuse path project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of 5.1 miles of a paved multiuse path following the abandoned rail corridor. In Sudbury, the trail extends 4.6 miles from near the intersection with Station Road off Union Avenue to the Concord Town Line. In Concord, the trail extends 0.5 miles from the Sudbury Town Line to the most recently built section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail at Powder Mill Road. The trail will include 9 roadway/driveway crossings and numerous stream crossings including but not limited to bridges over Hop Brook and Pantry Brook. The path will generally be 10 feet wide and aligned within the railroad right-of-way while being sensitive to the various environmental resource areas.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Towns are responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT's policy concerning land acquisitions will be presented in the webinar.

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 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 meeting.

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

Comment on this project:

MassDOT provides three opportunities for official public comment on this project. All comments or questions received by the methods listed below must be postmarked/date stamped no later than ten (10) business days (July 30th 2020 for this project)  will become part of the Official Record. All comments or questions received after will be addressed, but will not be a part of the Official Record.

Submit your comments by:

  • Filling out the online project comment form (New option)
  • Sending us an email
  • Mailing your comments to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention Project Management Project File No. 608164.

All statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing webinar transcript must be postmarked/date stamped no later than ten (10) business days after the webinar is posted (July 30th for this project) to the MassDOT website.

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