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SPRINGFIELD - Bay Street and Berkshire Avenue Intersection Improvements project
Date/Time: 02/28/2018
06:30 PM
Event Type:
Design Public Hearing
Location: Kennedy Middle School Auditorium 1385 Berkshire Avenue Springfield, MA 01151

Notice of a Public Hearing

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Bay Street and Berkshire Avenue Intersection Improvements project in Springfield, MA.


Wednesday, February 28, 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 the proposed Bay Street and Berkshire Avenue Intersection Improvements project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The project intends to improve traffic signal operations as well as vehicular, bicyclist, pedestrian, and transit safety at the above-referenced intersection. These will be accomplished by roadway widening, new drainage, pavement rehabilitation, sidewalk and wheel chair ramp reconstruction, new traffic signal equipment/ mast arm installation, and a bus bay for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA). Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations consisting of 5-foot wide shoulders and ADA-compliant, 5-foot wide sidewalks and wheel-chair ramps are provided on both sides of the streets, 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 city of Springfield 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., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 608411. 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

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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