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CHELSEA - Proposed bridge rehabilitation project in Chelsea, MA.
Date/Time: 01/24/2018
06:30 PM
Event Type:
Design Public Hearing
Location: Chelsea City Hall - City Council Chamber, 500 Broadway, Chelsea MA

Notice of a Public Hearing

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed bridge rehabilitation project in Chelsea, MA.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM In case of inclement weather on January 24, a snow date will be provided for this hearing on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct, consisting Bridges C-09-007 & C-09-011 which carry Route 1 north and southbound over Chelsea between County Road and the Tobin Bridge. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of replacement of the roadway surface and deck of the Chelsea Viaduct in addition to repairs to the viaduct’s foundations and support columns. The project also proposes to improve drainage from the viaduct as well as roadway lighting both on the elevated section of Route 1 and local roadways which pass under the structure.

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

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout is available at

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Information Meeting 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. 605287. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Meeting. Project inquiries may be emailed to

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. 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 business days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the MassHighway website


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