Nov 21, 2019

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation-Highway Division Design Public Hearing

November 28, 2018
Meetings & Notices

Project File No. 607254
WHERE: North Adams City Hall, Council Chambers -
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247 ,,. -'IJ ,. .. .f i'Ji -

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Mohawk Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail in the Town of Williamstown and City of North Adams. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
PROPOSAL: This segment of the proposed off-road bike/pedestrian path would begin in Williamstown , approximately 400 feet west of the municipal line at the former Spruces and continue to Route 2 at Airport Road for a length of approximately 1 mile. The path would follow Route 2 to Galvin Road before crossing the roadway, continuing to the airport property, and follow Airport Road back to Route 2 with sharrows. The proposed cross­ section consists of a 10-ft to 12-ft wide paved surface with 2-ft graded shoulders on each side. The existing terrain consists of rolling hills, 100-yr floodplain, some wetlands, and residential suburban areas. The project will include a boardwalk over the Paull Brook and surrounding wetlands. The multi-use trail will be constructed 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 Town of Williamstown, City of North Adams and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are 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 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 Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 607254. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to
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