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

Webinar publication date: December 17, 2020 - Comment period: Dec 17 - Dec 31

Overview of Swansea - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be held to present the design for the proposed Traffic Signal and Safety Improvements at Three Intersections on Route 6 (Grand Army of The Republic Highway) project in Swansea, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Traffic Signal and Safety Improvements at Three Intersections on Route 6 (Grand Army of The Republic Highway) 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 intersection improvements at three intersections: Route 6 / Route 136 (Market Street / James Reynolds Road), Route 6 / Maple Avenue, and Route 6 / Route 118 (Swansea Mall Drive) in the Town of Swansea, MA. The proposed improvements include traffic signal upgrades, geometric improvements, improved bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, new signs, new pavement markings, new roadway pavement, and/or geometric modifications. Shared use accommodations consisting of 8.5 feet minimum width sidewalk along the Route 6, Route 136, and Route 118 have been provided. Bicycle accommodations consisting of 5 feet wide bicycle lanes along the Maple Avenue have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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.

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. 608759. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to

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 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.

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Topic: 608759 Swansea Design Public Hearing
Time: Dec 17, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 899 6698 2470

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