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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Public Hearing, March 6: MassDOT to discuss the North King Street/Hatfield Road roundabout project

When: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Where: Northampton City Hall – Hearing Room, 210 Main Street, Northampton MA

The project involves the construction of a roundabout, roadway realignment,  sidewalk, crosswalk, drainage, sewer and water systems improvements at the intersection of Routes 5/10 (North King Street) and Hatfield Street in the City of Northampton.  The project is being designed by the City.  The project area extends approximately 600 feet along North King Street at Hatfield Street and 500 feet along Hatfield Street.  The project goals are that construction of a roundabout and related improvements will improve overall traffic flow and safety as well as provide safe accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.   Sidewalks will be provided on the west side of Hatfield Street and Route 5/10.  A section of sidewalk will be also be constructed on the east side of Rt 5/10 from the proposed rotary north.  


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 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. 606555. 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 dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us


This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT will also provide resonable accomidations and/or language assistance free of charge. 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 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/


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