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    Route 28, Mashpee Corridor Study

    Route 28 at the Mashpee/Barnstable Town Line

    Route 28 is a major regional east-west transportation corridor on Cape Cod. The section of Route 28 west of Route 130 to Orchard Road has been identified as a priority for investigation. The study area is approximately 1.3 miles.

    Route 28 Mashpee Corridor Project Study Area

    Route 28 in Mashpee is a major regional east-west transportation corridor on Cape Cod. The section of Route 28 from Route 130 to Orchard Road has been identified as a priority for investigation. This section of road is often congested, particularly in the summer months. Along this corridor, congestion is a barrier to reliable inter-regional access between the towns of Falmouth and Mashpee to Barnstable and other towns on the eastern portions of Cape Cod. Residents and visitors traveling this corridor may be connecting to various destinations including Hyannis, Mashpee Commons, Main Street Cotuit, or the limited access highway, Route 6. There are safety concerns in addition to congestion issues. This study will serve as a continuation of the current Route 28 study in Barnstable that includes the Route 130/Route 28 intersection as a western limit (which therefore becomes the eastern limit of this study).

    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.

    Despite there being significant concerns with this corridor there has been limited study to identify solutions. Any potential improvements along this corridor must be balanced with impacts on the environment and neighboring properties.

    Public participation goals

    The goals of the public participation plan are as follows:

    • Gather input from community stakeholders and the public to establish a vision for the corridor
    • Solicit feedback of potential alternatives

    LISTENING SESSION

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    6:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library
    64 Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA

    The first step of this project is to meet with local stakeholders including residents, local business owners, and other interested parties. With input from Town Staff, a concerted effort will be made to incorporate a representation of the adjacent Title VI protected populations. The purpose of this meeting is to:

    • review and prioritize project goals
    • identify opportunity areas and constraints
    • discuss potential improvements for the corridor

    Commission staff will prepare a summary of comments received at this session.

    PUBLIC REVIEW OF CONCEPTS

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    6:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library
    64 Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA

    The Commission staff will present conceptual design plans for review by the public. Commission staff will incorporate feedback from the public into refined alternatives. These refined alternatives will be included in the draft report presented to Town staff. 

     

    Schedule

     

    TASK

    PRODUCT

    JUN ’16 – MAY ‘17

    JUN

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Task 1: Project Initiation

    SOW & PPP

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Task 2: Data Collection, Mapping, and On-Site Reconnaissance

    Data and Maps for Other Tasks

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Task 3: Listening Session

    Summary of Listening Session

     

     

    6 p.m., July 26
    Mashpee Public Library

     

     

     

    Task 4: Concept Development and Refinement

    Concepts for Public Meeting

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Task 5: Public Review of Concepts

    Summary of Public Meeting

     

     

     

     

    6 p.m., Sept. 27
    Mashpee Public Library

     

    Task 6: Draft and Final Report

    Draft and Final Report

     

     

     

     

     

     

                 


     

    Town Project Managers

    Elizabeth Jenkins, Director, Department of Planning & Development, Town of Barnstable

    Tom Fudala, Town Planner, Town of Mashpee

    Town DPW Contacts

    Paul Graves, Town Engineer, Town of Barnstable

    Catherine Laurent, Director, Department of Public Works, Town of Mashpee

    Cape Cod Commission

    Steven Tupper, Transportation Planner
    stupper@capecodcommission.org
    508-744-1232

    Chloe Schaefer, Community Design Planner
    chloe.schaefer@capecodcommission.org
    508-744-1219

     

    Project Files

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