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Cape Cod Commission continues work to assess low-lying roads in the region

In 2022, the Cape Cod Commission worked with ten Cape Cod towns to examine vulnerabilities in the roadway network and identify adaptation improvements. The Cape Cod Commission and Woods Hole Group assessed roadway segments, bridges, and culverts that are vulnerable due to flooding from the combined effects of sea level rise and storm surge in each town.

The team has developed initial concepts for improvements and potential adaptation solutions for each prioritized site and shared these with the town project teams. The public will be able to view and comment on proposed solutions during public listening sessions this spring.

Work in the remaining five Cape Cod towns kicked off in early December with a virtual meeting that included representatives from all five towns. The Cape Cod Commission will now work with the Woods Hole Group to assess vulnerable road segments in Chatham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, and Provincetown.

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