MassDOT To Hold Public Hearing About Design Of New Butters Row Bridge On December 1

Below is an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

WILMINGTON, MA — A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7pm to present the design for the proposed Butters Row Bridge over MBTA project in Wilmington, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Butters Row Bridge over MBTA project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project consists of replacing the existing 3-span timber bridge structure at Butter row over MBTA Railroad in Wilmington. Existing utility poles will be relocated, and the water line currently located to the south of the bridge is proposed to be, moved onto the bridge. Roadway approaches, sidewalks, landscaping and the alignment of the Butter Row, Cross Street, Main Street intersection will be re-aligned. The new bridge will provide pedestrian access via a 2 – 5.5-foot sidewalks and bicycle access via a 5 foot shoulder in each direction in accordance with applicable design guides. The bridge will be closed during construction and a detour provided.

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 presented in the hearing.

Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 608929. Statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to the MassDOT website listed below.

This hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g. interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, live captioning, videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 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 hearing.

Access to this live virtual design public hearing, the recording or a cancellation announcement will be published on this website starting November 17, 2021.

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