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ROXBURY - Proposed Reconstruction of Melnea Cass Boulevard project in Boston
Date/Time: 03/01/2018
07:00 PM
Event Type:
Design Public Hearing
Location: Boston Water and Sewer Commission 980 Harrison Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119

Notice of a Public Hearing

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Reconstruction of Melnea Cass Boulevard project in Boston, MA.


Thursday, March 1st @ 7:00PM


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of Melnea Cass Boulevard project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The mile long Complete Streets focused Reconstruction of Melnea Cass Boulevard project looks to enhance public safety and provide multi-modal travel options for all users while serving the regional traffic demand on the corridor. The project will reconstruct all pedestrian and bicycle facilities, reconstruct roadway pavements, update traffic signal equipment, enhance storm-water management, invest in landscape architecture, and include protected intersections. The proposed typical roadway cross-section will include two 10.5 foot travel lanes in each direction with 10.5 foot turning lanes. Sidewalks ranging from 7 to 8 feet in width will be provided along both sides of the Boulevard. Bicycle accommodations consisting of 6 to 8 feet wide separated bike lanes are 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 City of Boston 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.

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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