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

Webinar publication date: December 15, 2020 - Comment period: Dec 15 - Dec 29

Overview of Westford - 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 improvements project associated with the Bridge Rehabilitation - Beaver Brook Road over the Beaver Brook in Westford.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed culvert replacement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of a full replacement of the existing culvert structure with a bridge structure. The bridge structure will consist of precast concrete spread footing abutments and precast concrete deck beams. The existing gas line that sits between the roadway surface and the top of the existing culvert structure will be relocated to the upstream side of the bridge. A 5'-6" concrete sidewalk will be added to the west side of the bridge. The boat ramp at the southwest corner of the bridge will be replaced.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Westford 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: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 608830. 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 is posted to the MassDOT website listed below. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

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 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 meeting.

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

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