THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING MEETING
Project File No. 608049
A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for
the proposed Corridor Improvements on Route 79/Davol Street in Fall River, MA.
WHEN: 6:30 pm-8:30pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted
with proposed Corridor Improvements on Route 79/Davol Street Design Build project. All views and comments
submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
PROPOSAL: The proposed project includes both design and construction of the Route 79/Davol Street corridor.
The existing Route 79 is being relocated approximately onto the current alignments of northbound and
southbound Davol Street, which will allow creation of development parcels along the existing Route 79
alignment. The work also includes, but is not limited to, the design and construction of local street connections to
the corridor, including Brightman Street, President Avenue, Hathaway Street, and Turner Street.
The project also
includes the design and construction of a network of shared use paths and sidewalks, and new traffic signals. The
project also requires the design and construction of a new bridge structure and retaining walls, as well as a new
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 presented in the hearing.
For more information aboutthe project visit: www.mass.gov/route-79-davol-street-corridor-improvements
Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to
Carrie E. Lavallee, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via US Mail
to Suite 6340, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Major Projects, Project File No. 608049. Statements
and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than
ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to the MassDOT website listed below.
This hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or
language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g interpreters in American Sign Language and languages
other than English, live captioning, videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats), as
available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil
Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email
Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting,
and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or
interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the hearing.
This Live Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be hosted on the internet at
JONATHAN GULLIVER CARRIE E. LAVALLEE, P.E.
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR ACTING CHIEF ENGINEER