Cotuit Resident Wants New Handicap Ramp at Loop Beach

cape cod genericCOTUIT- A Cotuit resident is asking for help to build a new handicap ramp at Loop Beach.

Laurie Dooley-Corey has met with Barnstable officials and has obtained a permit, but needs help with construction and materials  which is expected to cost $21,000.

Dooley-Corey said that she met with the Disability Committee last May, along with 10 Cotuit residents and the current ramp at Loop Beach was assessed.

It was found that the current ramp is too short and was not up to code.

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After a group of architects drew up plans for the new ramp, it was determined that it needed to be 67 feet 6 inches long and originate from the parking lot with railings on both sides, but would not go into the water.

Dooley-Corey has said that she has contacted local construction and lumber companies for help or to donate materials and although someone has agreed to build the ramp at the end of September, they would still need the materials to build it.

Dooley-Corey says that it only takes two days to build the ramp and her goal is to have it finished and ready for this summer.

Anyone interested in donating materials or time to build the ramp is encouraged to email Laurie at [email protected]