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massdot-formal_logoMassDOT has scheduled Design Public Meetings in Needham and Newton for the proposed Highland Avenue, Needham Street, and Winchester Street Reconstruction Project as follows:

Wednesday, January 10, 7:00pm, Needham, Town Hall, Powers Hall Meeting Room, 1471 Highland Avenue

Thursday, January 11, 6:00pm, Newton, Saco-Pettee Mill Building, 156 Oak Street

Friday, January 12, 8:00am, Newton, Saco-Pettee Mill Building, 156 Oak Street.

The meetings will provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of Highland Ave., Needham Street, Winchester Street Project in Needham and Newton. All views and comments received will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

The proposed project includes roadway reconstruction, bridge construction and signal improvements along the corridor to improve accommodation, safety and operation of the corridor. Sidewalks and Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 5 foot raised bicycle lane have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

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 meeting.

Plans will be on display one-half hour before the meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Informational 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. 606635. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Informational Meeting.

Project inquiries may be emailed to: dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

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