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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Virtual Design Public Hearing

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Virtual Design Public Hearing

Installation of a Shared-Use Path along Mount Tom Road - Easthampton and Northampton, MA.

What is happening?

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the Installation of a Shared-Use Path project in Easthampton and Northampton, MA.

How will this affect you?

The proposed project consists of construction of a proposed shared use path on the west side of Mount Tom Road from the Manhan Rail Trailhead in Easthampton and extend northerly to the Exit 18, I-91 NB on and off ramps. The proposed design will accommodate two shared use bicycle/pedestrian travel lanes and will include a new parking area at the Manhan Rail Trailhead. At the Manhan River Bridge, the existing concrete sidewalk will be widened to 10 feet for the entire length of the bridge. At the northerly project limit the I-91 at Route 5 south off ramp will include new signage and updated traffic signals providing a safer crossing for bicycles and pedestrians before connecting to the proposed bike lanes on Route 5 north of the project limit.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 6:30PM


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. [610657]

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