If you want to see how Governor Patrick's historic eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program is working with local communities to do projects the right way, look no farther than Chatham, and the Mitchell River Bridge project.
The preliminary design of the Mitchell River Bridge has been greatly shaped by public involvement, including the community's strong desire for the new bridge to have aesthetic qualities similar to the existing timber bridge.
This is just one example of how MassDOT and its Accelerated Bridge Program put safety while identifying important cultural needs by reaching out to the community. A Public Hearing on the Mitchell River Bridge is now scheduled to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed design. The hearing is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 18, 7:00 PM
Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street
All views and comments from the hearing will be reviewed and considered. The Mitchell River Bridge design team is using context-sensitive design to provide a new bridge with an appearance appropriate to its environment with up-to-date safety, access, and durability.To learn more about how the Governor’s Accelerated Bridge Program team has worked with the community to ensure the best project outcome for the Mitchell River Bridge Replacement, visit the ABP website and read the first issue of “Doing Business Differently.”