Public Hearing Notice

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

Webinar publication date: August 19, 2020 - Comment period: Aug 19 - Sep 2

Overview   of Westfield - Design Public Hearing webinar and comment period

A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Westfield River Levee Multi-Use Path project in Westfield, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Westfield River Levee Multi-Use Path project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of constructing a multi-use path for all non-motorized users in the City of Westfield, along the Westfield River levee, beginning at Ellsworth Street and extending to Williams Riding Way near Meadow Street, for a total length of approximately two miles. The project will include the construction and installation of retaining walls, wood fencing, bicycle racks, park benches, trash receptacles, pathway lighting, and select landscaping. The proposed path will intersect with the Columbia Greenway at the Westfield River Esplanade.

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

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Highway Design, Project File No. 608073. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after this Public Hearing. 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, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices, and alternate material formats) . For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) 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 (10) business days before the meeting.

This Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be posted on the internet at

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