Safety of Outer Cape Stretch of Route 6 Questioned

trafficWELLFLEET – The safety of the Outer Cape’s main road has been brought into question.

At a meeting of the Board of Selectmen this week, Wellfleet officials discussed the town’s response to the two recent serious crashes on Route 6.

State Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) is now facilitating a meeting between local and state officials to examine if the road can be made safer in the future. The meeting will be held sometime in September.

“At this point in time, we’re just gathering all the ideas. We’re doing brainstorming. There are no bad ideas, so this is something we’re certainly going to take a look at,” Peake said. “The first issue is to really take a hard look at what’s happening on Route 6; not only in Wellfleet, but this impacts all the communities from the rotary right up through Provincetown”

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Peake says residents have already been providing suggestions on how to make Route 6 safer. She says the hope is to hold a public hearing on the matter after officials sit down to discuss what could possibly be done.