Cape Cod Commission Seeking Comments on Transportation Plans

KA_Road Traffic Signs_Highway_Route 6_Exit_Winter_Cloudy_020316_022BARNSTABLE – The two most significant annual plans for Cape Cod transportation projects will be reviewed on Monday and the drafts will be released for public comment on June 27.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), serves as the Cape’s transportation capital plan and lists major transportation projects planned in the next five years.

“We have a number of projects in different towns here, they’re going to be going out to bid even in the fall and we want to make sure we get people’s feedback on all those projects and make sure they’re progressing in a manner that’s acceptable,” said Cape Cod Commission Technical Services Director Glenn Cannon.

The Unified Planning Work Plan (UPWP) serves as the annual program of work for funded projects.

The plans are reviewed and adopted through the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is supported by the Commission.

The list of existing and proposed projects for the TIP include $2.3 million for improvements to the intersection of Rt. 28 and Osterville-West Barnstable Road, $9.6 million for corridor improvements on Rt. 151 and $7.1 million for the extension of the Cape Cod Rail into Barnstable.

A full list of the projects can be found at capecodcommission.org.

Those interested in providing input can attend an MPO meeting or they can submit a written statement to the Cape Cod Commission.

MPO meetings are held at 1 p.m. at the Commission’s location in Barnstable Village.

Cannon said he encourages those interested to provide comment on the projects before construction begins.

“We want comments before that, we want to head-off all kinds of concerns and address as many impacts as possible,” said Cannon.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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