Rt 28 Corridor Study

 

UPDATE: April 19, 2018

View Final Report HERE

UPDATE: September 7, 2017

The project team, led by Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission, has been hard at work investigating a number of ideas that came out of the successful Listening Session on July 26th. They have been in the field conducting additional traffic counts and in the office drafting a series of concepts. If you are curious about what they have been working on, mark your calendar for the second public meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at 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.

In the meantime, check out the project website (http://www.capecodcommission.org/Route28EasternMashpee) where you will find a copy of the presentation and meeting notes from the July 26th Listening Session. Please feel free to contact Steven Tupper or anyone on the study team with questions or thoughts.

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:

http://www.capecodcommission.org/Route28EasternMashpee

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.

 

 

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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.

Winter Storm Thor

DPW UPDATE REGARDING ROADS

“We will continue to plow throughout tonight until the snow stops and all roads have been plowed and cleaned up. Keep in mind that this will not be accomplished as quickly or as effectively as people are used to due to the continued presence of enormous amounts of snow on the sides of roads as well as the hard pack snow and ice.

Tomorrow (Friday) we intend to treat all secondary roads with a mixture of 2:1, sand:salt; the highest concentration that we have ever applied to secondary roads. The salt in combination with forecast sun and warming temperatures over the next several days should loosen the hard pack up so that we can begin to remove it from the roads. We will continue to salt, monitor, and scrape until the roads are clear”.

Spring Blizzard Information Update

Mar 26, 6:00 PM – The DPW has ended plowing operations for the evening.  We are currently salting the main roads to prevent any additional freezing overnight.  We will return tomorrow at 4:00 AM to prepare for the morning commute.  We will also address sidewalks, and complaints, in the morning.  This will be the last entry to this log.

Mar 26, 2:10 PM – The Storm is beginning to pull away.  The snow has almost stopped, but we are still experiencing significant wind gusts.  We expect these higher wind gusts to continue until after dark.  At this point we are working on finishing the secondary roads (widening them out, pushing back corners, etc).  At the same time we have scraped the bulk of the snow off the main roads and are applying a layer of salt to breakup any hard pack.  It is our expectation that the mains will require at least one more scraping after the salt has had time to work.  We are targeting having all work completed for the day prior to nightfall.

Mar 26, 9:00 AM – DPW crews and contractors are out plowing.  All are reporting poor visibility with blowing snow, and we have had a few reports of branches down.  If you can avoid driving please do so.

 Mar 26, 7:00 AM – The snow has arrived.  Crews are out on the main roads.  The secondary road’s contractors are being called in.  We are expecting to be plowing everywhere after 7AM.

 Mar 26, 4:00 AM – DPW crews have treated the main roads with salt, and are staged waiting for the snow to plow.

 Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM – The DPW is on site and has begun pre-treating the main roads with salt.  The storm is still south-west of us, with weather radar showing precipitation extending as far northeast as Connecticut at this time.  We will update this site throughout the storm.

 Mar 25, 2014 3:00 PM – Good Afternoon, what we hope is our last winter storm is upon us.  According to the National Weather Service there is potential for significant snowfall and high winds early tomorrow morning, and throughout the day tomorrow.  The DPW will begin pre-treating the main roads with salt at midnight tonight, and expects to start plowing after 3AM.  This is all predicated on the forecasts holding.  If at all possible, please plan your day tomorrow to be off the roads, and if you can refrain from parking on Main Street Hyannis between midnight and 6:00 AM it would be appreciated.  We will update this site starting at midnight and throughout the storm.

 Mar 25, 2014 3:00 PM – Due to the storm, the Transfer Station at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills, will be closed on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

POTHOLES on STATE ROADS

Driving along Route 28 the past few days has been like maneuvering an obstacle course of potholes. If you were unlucky enough to drive into one of the massive tire busters you have my sympathies but don’t go looking for the state to reimburse you for any costs resulting from the potholes.
According to Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes, Massachusetts law exempts the state from liability due to pothole damage. The only exceptions are if the pothole is the sole cause of an accident that causes death or serious injury.
The DOT encourages people to contact the state to report potholes on state highways with as precise a location as possible. The DOT can be reached at 877-623-6846 or via its website, http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/ContactUs.aspx.