Route 6A consists of approximately 34 miles of state highway that extend along the Cape Cod Bay shoreline, traversing seven communities from the village of Sagamore in the town of Bourne to the U.S. Highway Route 6 Rotary at the Eastham/Orleans border. The Massachusetts state legislature designated the roadway as a Scenic Byway in 1992, in recognition of its distinctive scenic and historic character. In 1995, the Cape Cod Commission (CCC) issued the Route 6A Corridor Management Plan (CMP) through a grant provided by the state’s Interim Scenic Byways program. The main purpose of the plan was to focus on resource protection along the corridor while addressing traffic and safety needs. A secondary purpose was to inform the Massachusetts Highway Department (now Massachusetts Department of Transportation, “MassDOT”) policy on management of scenic roads and to assist in the development of the state’s Scenic Byways program. The purpose of this Route 6A Corridor Management Plan Update (“Update”) is to continue the same mission as the original plan, using current data.
For more information, please contact Martha Hevenor, Planner.