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ATHOL - proposed Washington Avenue and Morgan Avenue Bridges over South Athol Pond Outlet
Date/Time: 02/01/2018
06:00 PM
Event Type:
Design Public Hearing
Location: Athol Town Hall 584 Main Street (Liberty Hall Meeting Room) Athol, MA 01331
Description:

Notice of a Public Hearing


A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Washington Avenue and Morgan Avenue Bridges over South Athol Pond Outlet in Athol, MA.

When:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the project to replace the Washington Avenue Bridge over South Athol Pond Outlet and to rehabilitate the Morgan Avenue Bridge over South Athol Pond Outlet. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of replacing the existing Washington Avenue Bridge in its present location with improvements to the approach roadway. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the twin-culverts crossing under Morgan Avenue along with roadway and other safety improvements. Both Morgan Avenue and Washington Avenue will be closed during construction and traffic detoured. Only one of the roadways will be closed at any one time.

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

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 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 Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 608260. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

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 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.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the MassHighway website http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/.


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