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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING MEETING
Project File No. 610672
A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Resurfacing of Elm Street and Sidewalk Improvements Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project in Gardner, MA.
WHEN: 6:30 PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2022
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Resurfacing of Elm Street and Sidewalk Improvements Safe Routes to School project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
PROPOSAL: The proposed project includes the resurfacing of Elm Street in the City of Gardner from Cross Street to Temple Street, approximately 1,340 feet. The project involves the alteration of roadway geometry including the implementation of a road diet. Safety improvements, the formalization of a pick-up / drop-off area, and bicycle accommodations have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides. Improvements also include the reconstruction of ADA compliant pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, pedestrian curb ramps), and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB’s) at the school driveways for increased safety. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Gardner 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, PE, Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Project Management, Project File No. 610672. 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.
This Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on the internet at www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings.
JONATHAN GULLIVER CARRIE E. LAVALLEE, PE
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR CHIEF ENGINEER