Rt 28 Corridor Study

UPDATE: July 31, 2017

For those who could not attend the meeting, a copy of the presentation is now available on the Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study website:


Meeting notes, including comments from the map exercise, are being compiled and will be posted on the website when available.

Mark your calendar for the second public meeting, Wednesday, September 27that Mashpee Public Library (64 Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA) at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation of potential improvements, followed by an interactive group discussion. The focus of the meeting will be the gathering of public feedback on the potential improvements for the corridor. This is the final planned public meeting for this project. A report will be prepared following a review of the feedback from this public meeting and any other comments received from the public.

Please feel free to contact Steven Tupper stupper@capecodcommission.org or call 508.362.3828 with questions or thoughts.




Route 28 Barnstable/Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study –

 Route 130 to Orchard Road

Public Meeting Set for July 26, 2017

BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA – 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 2nd public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to discuss identified potential improvement alternatives. View HERE  for the latest Route 28 Corridor Study information.

Bikes & People Planning

UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 14, 1896: Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Rolls (right) is pictured riding a tandem with his friend Legard while they were students at Cambridge University. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

Please assist MassDOT in developing their statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

HERE is a link to direct you to a web site where you can map your bike and pedestrian projects. This mapping will assist MassDOT in developing priorities for their future bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Cotuit Firecracker 5k TODAY!

JULY 5, 2017

Register HERE

Cotuit Firecracker 5k

Benefits: Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association & The Cotuit Athletic Association (The Cotuit Kettleers)

Where: 10 Lowell Avenue, Lowell Park, Cotuit, MA 02635

Start Times:

  • 5:40pm for youth six and under
  • 5:45pm for youth 7-12
  • 6:00pm for 5k


  • Youth six and under 100 yards
  • Youth 7-12 ½ mile
  • Main run 5k

Start Locations:

  • Youth six and under – at entrance to Lowell Park
  • Youth 7-12 – At finish line of 5k
  • 5k – at the corner of Lowell Ave and Main Street

Awards: Prize money to first five finishers, male and female – $300.00 for first, $75.00 for second, $50.00 for third $37.50 for both fourth and fifth, medals to all youth twelve and under and first in each age group

Age Groups: 20 and under, 21 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60-69, 70 -79, 80 plus

Entry Fee:

  • 6 and under free
  • 7-12 $10.00
  • 13-18 $15.00
  • 19 and over-$30.00 until June 12, $32.50 from June 13th-July 3, $35.00 on Race day

Swag: Free cotton-t to first 150 to register


Register HERE until July 3 at 11:45 p.m only or on race day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lowell Park, Cotuit.

Link for the running route is HERE


Pine Ridge Road Given Green Light to be Paved


Chapter 174 of the Acts of 1994 and its subsequent amendment under Chapter 350 of the Acts of 2014 authorizes the Town to borrow and expend funds for the purpose of making repairs to private roads. Under this Program the abutters to roads being repaired can be charged betterment assessments for 100% of the actual costs of repairs which they can elect to pay in one lump sum or over a period of up to 20 years (with interest). None of these roads will be taken by the Town of Barnstable and will remain private roads. A majority of the property abutters to Pine Ridge Road in Cotuit have expressed an interest in having repairs made to their private road and 63% of the abutters have signed a Consent and Acknowledgement Agreement for Betterment Assessment. The proposed work is the removal and replacement of the existing pavement, cleaning of existing drainage, and installation of additional drainage structures.

The cost of improvements: Estimated as $125,500 with a cost per 16 abutters, distributed as 16 shares, not to exceed $7,850 per abutter share.

FISCAL IMPACT: There is no cost to the Town, as all costs will be covered by betterments assessed on the abutters. The Town will issue a bond to cover the cost of the repairs and use the revenue collected from the betterment assessments to make the annual loan repayments on the bond.

If you live on a private road that is in need of drainage, repair or repaving this program provides a mechanism for you but requires 51% of the abutters to agree before 100% of the owners share in the betterment costs.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Public Input Wanted

HYANNIS –The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced a schedule of 12 public meetings in locations across the state to present and discuss the draft MassDOT Five-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update.
Public input received at the meetings from May 15-24 will be considered before the CIP is finalized. Barnstable Monday, May 15, 6 p.m., Hyannis Transportation Center
MassDOT’s strategic Capital Investment Plan uses state and federal money to fund transportation investments across Massachusetts.
These include all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, regional airports, rail and transit projects including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Regional Transit Authorities as well as the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).
Updated annually, the CIP uses a combination of public and stakeholder input with both objective and comparative evaluation of projects to select programs that will be funded over the next five fiscal years.
The draft being finalized now concerns Fiscal Years 2018 through 2022.
MassDOT has already received more than 1,100 public comments through its online tool, emails and letters.
Many comments have been incorporated into the CIP draft.
The public meetings will seek to increase public input before the final CIP is presented to the MassDOT Board of Directors in June.