When: Monday Feb. 4, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kennedy School, 5 Cherry St.
Purpose: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Beacon Street project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
The proposed project consists of roadway reconstruction, curbing, ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps, drainage, traffic and pedestrian signals, crosswalks, street lighting, street trees, and roadway safety and operational improvements. Bicycle accommodations will be provided by use of designated bicycle lanes and bicycle tracks. Removal of on-street parking is proposed on the north side of Beacon Street from Oxford Street to Museum Street and from Park Street to Washington Street.
A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Somerville 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 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 hearing 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 Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention.: Project Management Section, Project File No. 607209. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org