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8/31/2016 - Public Hearing Announcement held by Mass DOT to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement , Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Agawam Senior Center




Project File No. 605384


A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement project in Agawam, MA.


WHERE:        Agawam Senior Center
                       954 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

WHEN:           Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm


PURPOSE:     The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Replacement project.


PROPOSAL:    BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, The purpose of the project is to replace the existing Bridge No. A-05-002=W-21-014(0U0) between the municipalities of Agawam and West Springfield, MA. It carries ST 147 SPRINGFIELD STREET OVER THE WESTFIELD RIVER. It consists of a four span continuous steel beam superstructure.  Within the Agawam periphery two intersections will be reconstructed, namely: Route 147(Springfield St.) at Walnut St./ Walnut St. Extension and Route 147 (Springfield St./Memorial Ave.) at Route75(Suffield St.)/ Route 159 (Main St.).  In the town of West Springfield one intersection will be reconstructed, namely: Route 147 (Memorial Avenue) at River St.   The work includes minor roadway widening, traffic signal replacement and safety improvements for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.


All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


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 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 meeting 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 meeting 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 Information Meeting regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 605384. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting.  Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public information meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Information Meeting.  Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us


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 (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 (10) business days before the meeting. 


In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/


THOMAS J. TINLIN                                                                      PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR                                                     CHIEF ENGINEER