The Mashpee Rotary is a five-leg, major regional transportation node with the intersections of Route 28, Route 151, Great Neck Road North, and Great Neck Road South. The Mashpee Rotary has been identified as a priority for investigation. The rotary is often congested, particularly in the summer months. Along the rotary and its approaches, 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 navigating the rotary may be connecting to various destinations including Hyannis, North Falmouth, New Seabury, nearby retail and community destinations or the limited access highway, Route 6. There are prominent safety concerns in addition to the congestion issues. This study will serve as a continuation of the previous Route 28 study in Eastern Mashpee that included the Route 130/Route 28 intersection through the Orchard Road/Route 28 intersection.
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 Mashpee Rotary is also identified as a high crash location according to the MassDOT ‘Top High Crash Intersection Locations’ portal. A review of the “Barnstable County High Crash Location” (Cape Cod Commission, 2014) lists the Mashpee Rotary as a top 50 crash location for several criteria:
Transportation Program Manager
Catherine Laurent, DPW Director, Town of Mashpee
Evan Lehrer, Town Planner, Town of Mashpee