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Public Hearing Notice Webster - Intersection Improvements at I-395 Ramps, Route 16 and Sutton Road - Design Public Hearing

Wednesday, October 6th, 7:00 PM

Overview of Webster - Intersection Improvements at I-395 Ramps, Route 16 and Sutton Road - Design Public Hearing

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Intersection Improvements at I-395 Ramps (Exit 2) at Route 16 (East Main Street) and Sutton Road project in Webster, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection Improvements at I-395 Ramps (Exit 2) at Route 16 (East Main Street) and Sutton Road project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project provides for comprehensive safety and traffic operation improvements to the Route 16 corridor in the vicinity of the I-395 ramp intersections. The project will mitigate deficiencies in roadway and pedestrian safety through implementation of improved roadway features and traffic control along an 800-foot segment of the Route 16 corridor from Route 12, Worcester Road to the I-395 Northbound ramps/Gore Road. With this, the project includes implementation of a roundabout at the I-395 Northbound ramps and new traffic signal and intersection modifications at the I-395 Southbound ramps to improve safety and traffic operations at the ramp intersections. The new traffic signal at the Southbound ramps will be coordinated with the existing traffic signal at the Route 12 intersection to work together to reduce excessive queuing and improve traffic progression.

The project also includes implementation of separated bicycle lanes in accordance with new MassDOT multi-modal directives and shared use path along the northern side of Route 16 between the North and South ramp intersections beneath the I-395 overpass. The shared use path will transition to on-street bicycle facilities and 5’ pedestrian sidewalks on both ends. In addition, the project will also involve replacement of the outdated, existing Mill Brook culvert to a safer, more efficient precast concrete box culvert.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Webster is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s 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., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 608433. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to 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 (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 hearing.

This Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website.

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