BFRT: MassDOT Design Public Hearing NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

MassDOT Design Public Hearing (Virtual)

Webinar Presentation available

July 16, 2020

Watch Online: https://youtu.be/YbSH3QAAtdQ

 

The design of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) in Sudbury (Section 2D, Project # 608164) has reached an important milestone with MassDOT approval of the preliminary, 25% design and scheduling of the Design Public Hearing. 

 

MassDOT’s virtual Design Public Hearing for the BFRT in Sudbury was presented as a webinar video online on July 16th. Public comments to be captured as part of the Design Public Hearing proceedings are due to MassDOT by July 30. The video is now available and additional comments may be submitted on an ongoing basis following compilation of the Public Hearing proceedings.

 

Watch the Hearing

The webinar publication date was July 16, 2020.

Click to watch: MassDOT Design Public Hearing Webinar

 

Submit Comments

The public comment period is July 16 – July 30, 2020.

(From MassDOT website) MassDOT provides three opportunities for official public comment on this project. All comments or questions received by the methods listed below must be postmarked/date stamped no later than ten (10) business days (July 30th 2020 for this project)  will become part of the Official Record. All comments or questions received after will be addressed, but will not be a part of the Official Record.

Submit your comments by:

  • Filling out the online project comment form (New option)
  • [email protected]
  • Mailing your comments to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention Project Management Project File No. 608164.

All statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing webinar transcript must be postmarked/date stamped no later than ten (10) business days after the webinar is posted (July 30th for this project) to the MassDOT website.

 

About Bruce Freeman Rail Trail 25% Design

The Town of Sudbury is the project proponent, coordinating and funding the project design, and has advanced the project to this preliminary design stage in coordination with MassDOT. The construction is estimated at $13.4 million dollars and will be funded through the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in federal fiscal year 2022.  TIP projects are subject to a specific set of guidelines, including the 25% Design Public Hearing.  Following the Design Public Hearing, the Town will continue to advance the project design in close coordination with and meeting the requirements of MassDOT.

 

The 25% design is the preliminary design submission and specific design details, such as design specifications, landscaping, environmental mitigation, trail heads, signage, will be further refined as the design and permitting progress.  The Town will continue to engage with the public and abutters through this process.

 

Learn More

For more information, please see the BFRT Project webpage at https://sudbury.ma.us/pcd/?p=354.

 

The MassDOT Public Hearing link and information on how to comment is available at https://tinyurl.com/y8mwoczc.

 

Click here to view the Public Hearing Notice.

Click below to view the Public Hearing Flyer.

Event Details

Event Start: Thursday, July 16, 2020 (9:00 am)
Event End: Thursday, July 16, 2020 (9:00 pm) (Expected)
Location: Virtual Meeting
Notes:

MassDOT’s virtual Design Public Hearing for the BFRT in Sudbury is now available.  Public comments to be captured as part of the Design Public Hearing proceedings should be directed to MassDOT within the first 10 days of the presentation of the webinar video. More

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