Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study Public Meeting Set for July 26, 2017

Route 28, Mashpee/Barnstable line
Route 28 is a major regional east-west transportation corridor on Cape Cod. The section of Route 28 west of Route 130 to Orchard Road has been identified as a priority for investigation. The study area is approximately 1.3 miles.

 

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

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