Road Work Notice

MassDOT Schedules Intersection Improvements at Falmouth Road (Route 28)
at Osterville West Barnstable Road

 Construction operations will begin on September 5, 2019, and will continue through to April 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced it will be conducting intersection improvements at Falmouth Road (Route 28) at Osterville/West Barnstable Road beginning on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and continuing through to April 2021.  The work is scheduled to occur weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This work is necessary to allow crews to conduct the following construction operations: redesign exclusive left lane turns; improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; install new traffic signal equipment, new pavement markings and signs; mill and resurface the roadway; construct sidewalks and driveways and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps; improve drainage; relocate utility poles; and install granite curbing, loam and seeding.

The initial work scheduled is to be completed in four phases to allow access to local businesses for both vehicles and pedestrians. Traffic control measures will include required signage, channeling devices for lane shifts and alternating one-way traffic as required.  Police details and flaggers will be used as needed. Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road. Thank


Cotuit Arts Corridor

Saturday, August 31, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Everyone is invited to an open house and end of the summer celebration of arts and culture on Cotuit’s stretch of Route 28!  This block party marks the first ever collaboration between the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Chapman Art Gallery, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Isaiah Thomas Bookstore, Turtleback Limited, and Villaggio Ristorante – all located along Route 28. Each venue will be open and free to the public. Enjoy visual art, food, drink, tours, music, literature and bring your friends, family and neighbors. Visitors may park at any of the participating venues. Admission is free!

There will be a complimentary shuttle making a loop between all venues between 12:00pm and 4:00pm. Experience the arts in Cotuit!

Program Tonight

The Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit


Shipwrecks Along the Cape Cod Coast
Greg Ketchen, President, Coast Guard Heritage Museum
August 15   |  Cotuit Library  |  7 PM
The outer coast of Massachusetts has been called the Graveyard of the North Atlantic, with more than 3,000 shipwrecks off Cape Cod since European sailors began exploring the Western Hemisphere.. The earliest recorded wreck was that of the Pinnace Sparrow Hawk in 1626.. Many wrecks followed, particularly in the 19th century, as commercial sailing vessel traffic peaked along our coast.  Advances in modern navigation, weather forecasting and vessel technologies have not eliminated the risks, evidenced by the grounding of the cruise ship Royal Majesty off Nantucket in 1995 and the fast ferry Iyannough in 2017 as it approached Hyannis Harbor. Navigational errors, extreme weather, equipment failures and human error are some of the causes. The Wydah, HMS Somerset, Pendleton, City of Columbus, Argo Merchant, Andrea Doria, and Norwegian Majesty are just a few of the marine accidents in our local waters that have shaped life-saving innovations in rescue equipment and operations. Greg Ketchen is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain living in Osterville. He is currently serving as the president of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum, located in Barnstable’s Old Custom House.