Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Sudbury/Wayland - Rail-to-Trail project

March 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Overview   of Sudbury/Wayland - Rail-to-Trail project

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Rail-to-Trail project in Sudbury/Wayland, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rail-to-trail project. 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 approximately two (2) miles of a ten foot (10’) wide shared use path along the existing MBTA Railroad Right of Way. The project will extend from the Eversource substation driveway on Route 20 to the Wayland Library (Route 27/126). The project also consists of the rehabilitation the existing timber trestle bridge over the Sudbury River to accommodate non-vehicular travelers.

Secure right-of-way easements are necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent easements may be required. The Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) 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 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, Project File No. 610660. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar days) after the hearing is hosted on 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 Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on this website. 

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