Mohawk Bicycle Trail Environmental Services

Massachusetts Department of Transportation


BETA is providing wetland resource area boundary delineation and Landfill Post Closure Use – Major Category permitting services as part of the 25% design of the Mohawk Bike Trail through Williamstown and North Adams. The team is playing a key role in design and permitting.

During the fall and winter of 2015-2016, the team’s wetland scientists delineated a resource area boundary along approximately 2.5 miles of the trail’s preferred alignment, in accordance with local, state, and federal methodology. At the same time, the team’s Massachusetts Professional Environmental Engineer led the study to investigate and document the landfill cap components along the proposed trail to define design criteria required to ensure that the existing landfill cap will not be adversely impacted by construction activities, the final trail and future trail maintenance.

Once the design is complete, the team will obtain the Landfill Post-Closure Use Permit on behalf of the Town of Williamstown and the MassDOT.