East Milton Square Reconstruction Project meeting with MassDOT to take place Sept. 9

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A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed East Milton Square Reconstruction Project in Milton.

Neighbors! We all have strong opinions about traffic in the square. Now is your chance to hear what MassDOT is planning and to express your opinions and suggestions. Please plan on attending the MassDOT meeting in September.

The East Milton Neighborhood Association (EMNA) encourages all EMNA members and Milton neighbors to attend this public hearing and to express their opinion about the proposed parking lot over the 93 overpass.

The EMNA urges the town to expedite the installation of the timed lights and other features that are reported to increase vehicle and pedestrian safety in this area.

Also, the EMNA requests that the town conduct a traffic study of neighboring streets on both sides of the highway to identify, confirm, and advise solutions for known safety and traffic issues in this area.

— Peter Dunn, EMNA Traffic Committee Chair

Where:

Milton Council on Aging
10 Walnut Street
Milton, MA 02186

When:

Wednesday September 9, 2015
at 7:00 P.M.

Project #: 607330

Purpose:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed East Milton Square Reconstruction project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

Proposal:

The proposed project consists of improvements to traffic flow and safety within East Milton Square as well as providing additional parking for local businesses using a portion of the existing landscaped deck. The proposed project will include minimum 10′ travel lanes, 5′ bike lanes, 8′ parking lanes, and 5.5′ sidewalks. The scope of work includes roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, bicycle accommodations, new ADA accessible ramps, new traffic signals, and a proposed parking lot within a portion of the bridge deck.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Milton 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 Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 607330. 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 to [email protected].

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 [email protected]. 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 meeting.

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

All details: http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=content/hearings/milton_090915&sid=hearing

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