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

Webinar publication date: January 4, 2021 - Comment period: Jan 4 - Jan 14

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 Rehabilitation of Boston Road project in Westford, MA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Rehabilitation of Boston 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 consists of constructing improvements along a 1.05-mile section of Boston Road from Main Street (Westford Town Center) to the Interstate 495 Southbound Off-Ramp within the Town of Westford. The improvements include redefining the cross-section to include a 5-foot bicycle lane and 11-foot travel lane in each direction through the project limits. The improvements also include the construction of sidewalks with vertical granite curbing along the easterly side of Boston Road from Main Street to the I-495 SB ramps and along the westerly side of Boston Road from Blakes Hill Road to the I-495 SB ramps; construction of ADA/AAB-compliant wheelchair ramps at corridor intersections; modifying traffic signal timings/phasing/infrastructure at three Boston Road intersections including the I-495 SB ramps, I-495 NB ramps, and Route 110; reconstruction of the existing storm drain infrastructure; water line replacement; construction of retaining walls; full depth pavement reclaim throughout the corridor; new pavement markings and signs; and accessible pedestrian signals. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 5' bicycle lane 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 Town and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are 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. 609035. 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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