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Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study Public Meeting July 26, 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:

http://www.capecodcommission.org/Route28EasternMashpee

Contact:
Steven Tupper, Transportation Planner
stupper@capecodcommission.org
508-362-3828

Item Last Updated July 13, 2017

 

CEDS 2017 Annual Report Available

The Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) annual report for Year 3 of the 2014 CEDS Five-year Plan is now available.

DOWNLOAD THE YEAR 3 ANNUAL REPORT

Item Last Updated July 5, 2017

 

Enabling Regulations - Fee Schedule Revised

The fee schedule for the Cape Cod Commission's CHAPTER A: Enabling Regulations Governing Review of Developments of Regional Impact has been revised, effective July 1, 2017.

Item Last Updated June 30, 2017

 

Commission receives $50K Grant to Assist Local Water Quality Efforts

The Cape Cod Commission was awarded $50,000 to create a stormwater management coalition to help Cape communities meet stormwater management requirements.

The grant award was formally announced by Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew A. Beaton during his June 22 keynote speech at the OneCape Summit in Hyannis.

Work toward a coordinated effort started informally through a subgroup of the Barnstable County Coastal Resources Committee. The Cape Cod Stormwater Coalition will build on this work. The grant will fund work to inventory existing stormwater management resources, a needs assessment, collaborative strategies for towns and a Cape-tailored set of policies and standard operating procedures.

"As with wastewater, stormwater management will benefit from a coordinated regional approach," Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Paul Niedzwiecki said. “And the two are related. Improved stormwater management can help towns meet nitrogen reduction goals.”

The grant was part of more than $193,000 awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration for five projects to assess watershed pollution and plan for work to address water quality impairments. The other projects selected by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) are located in Provincetown, Belchertown, Kingston and Waltham.

"Our administration understands the important role that environmental protection and natural resource preservation plays not only today, but for generations to come," said Governor Charlie Baker. "The work supported by these grants will measure water quality and help fund necessary plans to improve and protect vital local watershed resources."

The grants are funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through Section 604b of the federal Clean Water Act. Since 2007, MassDEP has funded 62 projects under the 604b water quality management program, totaling more than $2.8 million to address non-point source pollution problems.

The Cape projects in brief:

  • Cape Cod Stormwater Coalition - $50,000
    The Cape Cod Commission

    The Commission will use grant funds to establish a regional stormwater management coalition to assist Cape Cod communities in meeting stormwater management requirements. This effort will emphasize partnership-building and information sharing among Cape Cod communities.
  • Provincetown Harbor Stormwater Mitigation - $40,000
    Town of Provincetown

    The town will utilize grant funds to prepare preliminary designs to continue installation of permeable pavement on Commercial Street as part of Provincetown Harbor Stormwater Mitigation Project.

"I am encouraged to see that both the Provincetown Harbor Stormwater Mitigation Project and the Cape Cod Stormwater Coalition have been awarded grant funding to further assist their water quality management efforts," said State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro).

Item Last Updated June 27, 2017

 

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