Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Westwood - Reconstruction of Canton Street

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm


Downey Elementary School, 250 Downey Street, Westwood, MA 02090

Overview   of Westwood - Reconstruction of Canton Street


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of Canton Street Project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project extends along Canton Street from the East Street Rotary to the intersection with University Avenue (1.9 miles) and consists of constructing a shared-use path along the east side of the roadway and a sidewalk along the west side of the roadway, with high-visibility crossing opportunities, in accordance with applicable design guides. Bicyclists are intended to use the shared-use path for travel and pedestrians may walk along either side. The facilities will drop to the roadway grade over the existing bridge over the railroad tracks. These facilities will provide connections to the Downey Elementary School, the Route 128/University Park MBTA/Amtrak Station, nearby retail and restaurants, and the adjacent Currier Reservation conservation area. The Project will also incorporate traffic calming measures in an effort to reduce vehicular speeds along Canton Street, a new stormwater system, water main replacement, and relocated overhead utilities.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Westwood 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., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 7550, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 608158. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days (14 calendar days) after the hearing is hosted on 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 ( Requests should be made as soon as possible and prior to the hearing, 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. 

In case of inclement weather, a cancellation announcement will be posted on this website. 

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