The Cape Cod MPO endorsed the TIP at its August 1, 2016 public meeting. The MPO voted to release “Draft Amendment 3” to the TIP for a 21-day public review/ comment period at its meeting on July 17, 2017, officially beginning the 21-day public comment period. The MPO is expected to consider endorsement of the TIP at their 1:00 PM meeting on August 21, 2017.
All MPO meetings are held at the Cape Cod Commission Office at 3325 Main Street (Route 6A) Barnstable, MA 02630. Transit service is available on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Barnstable Villager Route (the Barnstable Village-Courthouse stop).
Comments on this plan may be sent by August 7, 2017 via mail, hand delivered, by facsimile, or via e-mail, as follows: Mailed or dropped off:
Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program
Glenn Cannon, Technical Services Director
3225 Main Street (Route 6A)
PO Box 226
Barnstable MA 02630-0226
Sent by facsimile to the attention of Glenn Cannon, Technical Services Director, CCC:
Electronic mail “email”—please put “TIP Amendment” in the subject line and send to:
Item Last Updated July 20, 2017
Cape Cod Commission, Town of Barnstable and Town of Mashpee staff will host a public meeting to discuss the Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study on Wednesday, July 26that the Mashpee Public Library (64 Steeple Street, Mashpee) at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will include an overview of project goals and existing conditions, followed by an interactive group discussion. The focus of the meeting will be gathering public feedback on issues, opportunities, and visions for the future of the corridor.
The section of Route 28 from Route 130 to Orchard Road was identified as a priority for investigation based on the congestion and safety issues experienced on this section of roadway.
This section of road is often congested, with particularly significant back-ups experienced during summer months. This congestion is a barrier to regional travel as well as access to local businesses and residences. Additionally, safety issues exist at many locations along the corridor with more than 150 crashes occurring along this stretch of road over a three-year period.
Also of key concern is accommodation for all road users including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. This is a heavily used corridor for non-motorized users looking to access their jobs and retail destinations from their neighborhoods.
The Cape Cod Commission, under the 2017 Unified Planning Work Program, is conducting a transportation planning study for the area with the goal of developing alternatives that will provide safe and convenient access within the study area for all users of the roadway system including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
Potential context-sensitive improvements will look to improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve accommodations for all users.
A second public meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to discuss identified potential improvement alternatives. The latest project information is available on the Route 28 Corridor Study website:
Steven Tupper, Transportation Planner
Item Last Updated July 17, 2017