Funding on the Way for Herring Cove Beach Parking Lot Cleanup

Storm damage at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN –Help is on the way to restore and replace the northern parking lot at Herring Cove in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

The National Park Service has approved $420,000 for the northern lot repairs and work is expected to last into next month.

“Herring Cove North Parking Lot is a place that is very near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts,” said Acting Seashore Superintendent Kathy Tevyaw. “It’s one of the very few places in the Seashore where you can sit and see the ocean and access it very easily so it’s critical for us to come up with a sustainable plan.”

Around 200 parking spaces have been affected by the erosion and winter storms that have decimated the lot.

Only 400 spaces remain in the undamaged southern lot.

But the work will only be a temporary fix.

“We’re essentially cleaning up part of that jagged edge of the lot and picking up the debris and then maintaining the bike access through there, so people are not going to see a new lot,” said Tevyaw.

The Seashore has plans to move the lot back from the water’s edge and around $5.2 million from the NPS will help with design and engineering plans.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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