West Street Public Information Meeting

May 15, 2014 @ 7:00pm- Parker Middle School

A Public Information Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Reconstruction of West Street project in Reading, MA.

WHERE:  Walter S. Parker Middle School

WHEN:    Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 7:00PM

PURPOSE: The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of West Street project.  All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROPOSAL:   The proposed project consists of pavement reclamation, utility relocation, the construction of new cement concrete sidewalks, the installation of new granite curbing, drainage improvements, the installation of new traffic signals and improved traffic signing and pavement markings. The project limits encompass 7,610 feet (1.44 miles) along West Street.  In addition, traffic signal installations are proposed at three West Street intersections including Woburn Street/Wescroft Road, Winslow Road/King Street and Willow Street.  Traffic signal upgrades are proposed at the intersections of West Street with South Street and Summer Avenue with Woburn Street. Bicycle accommodations are provided along West Street and consist of a usable shoulder.

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: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 601705. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailedstatements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public information meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this 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/