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Announcing Public Meetings to Discuss the Route 6 Eastham Corridor Study

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 19, 2019
INFORMATION FROM THE
CAPE COD COMMISSION
BARNSTABLE COUNTY

Media Contact:
Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manager
stupper@capecodcommission.org | 508-362-3828

Notice of Public Listening Session
Route 6 Eastham Corridor Study
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Rd, Eastham, MA

Cape Cod Commission and Town of Eastham staff will be holding two public meetings to discuss the Route 6 Eastham Corridor Study. The first meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Rd, Eastham, MA at 5 p.m., 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 6 from Old Orchard Road to the Wellfleet Town Line was identified as a priority for investigation based on the safety issues experienced on this section of roadway.

This section of road is often congested, with particularly significant back-ups experienced during summer months, and causes a barrier to regional travel as well as access to the numerous businesses along this section of road.

The Cape Cod Commission, under the Unified Planning Work Program, is conducting a transportation planning study for the corridor with the goal of developing context-sensitive improvements that will provide safe and convenient access within the study area for all users of the roadway system including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists.

A second public meeting will be scheduled in the late Spring to discuss identified potential improvement alternatives.

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ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION:
The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. For more information, visit: www.capecodcommission.org.

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