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Commission presents conceptual roadway improvements for Station Ave

Yarmouth residents interested in the future of Station Avenue gathered at Yarmouth Town Hall on December 13 to learn more about the Station Avenue Corridor Study and share their thoughts on potential improvements.

Last January, Commission staff began working with the Town of Yarmouth to analyze key areas of concern along the busy roadway. Station Avenue is a heavily used corridor with access to Route 6 and the Cape Cod Rail Trail, home to several local businesses and Dennis-Yarmouth regional schools.

An analysis of the top 50 crash sites in the region includes the intersection of Station Avenue and White’s Path, with 19 crashes reported between 2018 and 2020.

A key priority is improving accommodations for all road users, including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Station Avenue is utilized by non-motorized users looking to access the Cape Cod Rail Trail, schools, and various retail destinations from the densely populated neighborhoods surrounding the road.

The Station Avenue Corridor Study aims to develop alternatives that will improve safety, provide accommodations for all roadway users, and reduce congestion. This study is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation through the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Unified Planning Work Program as approved by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The draft concepts ranged from signalization or roundabouts to access management and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the corridor. The draft concepts seek to improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve multi-modal accommodations.

Commission staff is now reviewing and summarizing input received from the public and refining the conceptual alternatives. A draft and final report are due within the next few months.

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