Wilmington Residents Invited To MassDOT Public Hearing On Main Street Bridge Design On December 15

Below is a public notice from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

WILMINGTON, MA — A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7pm to present the design for the proposed Main Street/Route 38 Bridge over MBTA tracks project in Wilmington, MA.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement, W-38-002, Route 38 (Main Street) over the MBTA railroad. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of replacing the existing 2-span reinforced Concrete bridge structure over MBTA Railroad on Route 38 in Wilmington. A permanent utility bridge will also be built parallel and beside the proposed bridge. As this project is located inside a future Route 38 roadway reconstruction project the cross section will match with one 11-foot lane each way, 5-foot shoulders each way for bicycle accommodation and one 5-foot sidewalk on the western side. The new bridge will be a single span and will be constructed using accelerated construction methods to reduce traffic disruption. A detour will be required during construction.

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 dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us 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 (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 hearing.

Access to this Live Virtual Design Public Hearing, the recording or a cancellation announcement will be published on the internet at www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings.

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