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USACE solicits comments on proposed work by MassDOT along Route 20 in Charlton and Oxford

USACE, New England District
Published Nov. 23, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for proposed work in the French River, Little River, Texas Pond, nine unnamed intermittent streams, and associated vegetated wetlands along an approximately 3.2-mile long stretch of Route 20 in Charlton and Oxford, Massachusetts.

The proposed work includes widening of Route 20; realignment of Oxbow Road and reconstruction of its intersection with Route 20; construction of a shared-use path along the north side of the road between Route 12 and Oxbow Road; construction of a sidewalk along the south side of the road between Routes 12 and 56; replacement of the bridges over the Little River and French River, including installation of scour protection; and replacement of seven existing cross culverts conveying intermittent streams/wetland flow.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2014-02586.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Dec. 23, 2021 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Dan Vasconcelos, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to daniel.b.vasconcelos@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2014-02586.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-055