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chelsea-viaduct-public-meeting-january-2018MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing for the Chelsea Route 1 Viaduct Project as follows:

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30pm, Chelsea City Hall, Council Chamber, 500 Broadway.

The public hearing will provide an opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct bridges which carry Route 1 north and southbound over Chelsea between County Road and the Tobin Bridge. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

The proposed project would replace the roadway surface and deck of the Chelsea Viaduct in addition to repairs to the viaduct’s foundations and support columns. The project also proposes to improve drainage from the viaduct as well as roadway lighting both on the elevated section of Route 1 and local roadways which pass under the structure.

chelsea-viaduct-map-october-2017A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions of permanent or temporary easements may be required. MassDOT is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this meeting.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout is available at the project website.

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