Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Swansea - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

Webinar publication date: August 12, 2020 - Comment period: Aug 12 - Aug 26

Overview of Swansea - 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 Route 6 (Grand Army of The Republic Highway) at Gardners Neck Road improvements project in the Town of Swansea, MA.


The purpose of this hearing webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Route 6 at Gardners Neck Road project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of traffic signal upgrades, geometric improvements, improved bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, new signs, new pavement markings, new roadway pavement, and safety improvements for all modes of transportation at the intersection of Route 6 and Gardners Neck Road in Swansea, MA. Bicycle accommodations consisting of six foot wide usable shoulders along Route 6 and five foot wide bicycle lanes along Gardners Neck Road have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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

Written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 608563. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing webinar transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the webinar is posted to the MassDOT website listed below. Project inquiries may be emailed to

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 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/meeting.

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

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