Chatham Town Office
549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
ph: 508-945-5100
fx: 508-945-3550
Mitchell River Bridge Project
Contacts:
        Jeff Colby, DPW Director
        
Address:
        Coastal Resources
        549 Main Street
        Chatham, MA. 02633
Phone:
        (508) 945-5176


The Mitchell River Bridge has been identified as structurally deficient by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). As part of the State’s ongoing efforts to improve bridge safety throughout the Commonwealth, the bridge has been placed within the Accelerated Bridge Program. MassDOT and their engineering consultant, URS Inc. are continuing to work with the Town of Chatham to facilitate the design and construction of a "context sensitive" new bridge.

The recent determination by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places in October 2010, that the Mitchell River Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register, necessitates conducting a collaborative consultation procedure known as the “Section 106 Process”. FHWA/MassDOT formally initiated this process on January 25, 2011, where they reviewed with the identified consulting parties, the process to be followed in exploring measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate identified adverse effects associated with the proposed replacement of the Mitchell River Drawbridge.

The Board of Selectmen have designated the Captial Projects Review Committee (CPRC) to be the Town's design contact throughout the balance of the process. Additional informational sessions will be scheduled throughout the design process in order to allow the public ample opportunity to participate in the design process.  In addition, formal public hearings will be scheduled at the 25% and 75% design stages for this project. Questions and comments may be directed to: Ted Keon, Coastal Resource Director (508) 945-5176 - tkeon@chatham-ma.gov  , Jeff Colby, Highway Superintendent (508) 945-5155 – jcolby@chatham-ma.gov .

MRB Construction Status
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Mitchell River Permits
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Environmental Assessment (EA) Coordination
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Historical Review Process - Section 106
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Project Correspondence
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MassDOT Design
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MassDOT Inspection Reports
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National Register Eligibility
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Accelerated Bridge Program
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