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Posted on: April 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Virtual Design Public Hearing for Improvements on Main Street

Virtual Design Public Hearing

Northampton – Complete Streets Improvements on Main Street (Route 9)

What is happening?

MassDOT is hosting a live virtual design public hearing to discuss the proposed Complete Streets Corridor and Intersection Improvements project on Main Street (Route 9) in downtown Northampton, MA. MassDOT welcomes your input for consideration in the design process.

How will this affect you?

The project proposes to reconstruct the layout of Main Street in Downtown Northampton to meet the MassDOT Complete Streets transportation design policy and provide a safer functioning downtown with improved accessibility for all users. The project begins west of the intersection of Elm and West Streets and extends approximately 0.4 miles east to the intersection of Market and Hawley Streets. The proposed design provides one travel lane in each direction with a center running flush median that will afford space for turning vehicles at key locations. Separated bike lanes are proposed on both sides of the roadway for the entire project, including as part of the proposed widened sidewalk facilities.  Enhanced lighting, streetscape amenities, tree plantings, bus stop accommodations, reconfigured parking and dedicated space for loading/deliveries are part of the proposed design that will be presented. 


Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 PM


To ensure its meetings are accessible, MassDOT reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services. To request such services, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer at 857-368-8580 or  For adequate time to process such request, please make them as early as possible, ideally 10-15 days prior to the event.

Project inquiries may also be emailed to Please submit any written statements regarding the proposed undertaking to: Carrie A. Lavallee, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT FILE NO. 609286.

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