The Cape Cod Commission held two listening sessions in early April
to solicit public feedback for the Mashpee Rotary corridor study. The project
aims to develop options to improve safety, reduce congestion and improve
multi-modal mobility at this top crash location on Cape Cod.
The project is in the existing conditions phase whereby Commission
staff collected traffic counts in the summer of 2018, performed site visits,
conducted observations and analyzed crash patterns.
Issues raised at the April public meetings include complaints of
high speeds on area roadways, lack of adequate signage and striping within the
rotary, and missing connections for pedestrians and bicyclists. Suggestions for
potential improvements ranged from short-term solutions such as re-striping the
rotary and adding sidewalks, to long-term solutions such as converting the
rotary into a modern roundabout or creating new bypass roads, or a grade
Commission staff will review all public comment and begin
developing a series of concepts to improve the rotary and the surrounding
roadway system. Throughout the project, the Commission is coordinating with
project stakeholders in the area, as well as MassDOT and the Town of Mashpee.
A third public meeting will be scheduled in late summer/early fall
to discuss conceptual improvement alternatives and solicit feedback. A draft
report will be prepared in the fall, which will serve as a resource for town
and state officials as they consider future infrastructure improvements to the