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NEWTON - Reconstruction of Highland Ave., Needham Street, Winchester Street Project
Date/Time: 01/11/2018
06:00 PM
Event Type:
Design Public Hearing
Location: Saco-Pettee Mill Building 156 Oak Street, Newton, MA

Notice of a Public Hearing

A Design Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Reconstruction of Highland Ave., Needham Street, Winchester Street Project in Needham and Newton, MA.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:00pm


The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of Highland Ave., Needham Street, Winchester Street Project in Needham and Newton, MA. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of Roadway reconstruction, bridge construction and signal improvements along the corridor to improve accommodation, safety and operation of the corridor. Sidewalks and Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 5 foot raised 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 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 meeting 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 meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Informational 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: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 606635. 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 Informational 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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