EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – MassDOT hosted a virtual public hearing Wednesday to introduce design plans for a shared-use path along Mount Tom Road in Easthampton and Northampton.

The shared-use path is planned to be on the west side of Mount Tom Road starting at the Manhan Rail Trailhead in Easthampton and running north to the Exit 18 of I-91 north on and off ramps.

The proposal accommodates two bicycle and pedestrian travel lanes, it also seeks to add a new parking area, widen sidewalks along the bridge, and update signage and traffic signals on Route 5.

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