Sandwich Public Safety Upgrades Taking Shape

Site of the new public safety facility prior to the beginning of construction

SANDWICH – Progress continues to be made on the upgrades to Sandwich’s public safety infrastructure.

Voters approved a $17 million debt exclusion two years ago to build a new police headquarters and fire substation at the intersection of Quaker Meeting House and Cotuit Roads, along with renovating the East Sandwich Fire Station.

Town Manager Bud Dunham says the new public safety complex is about a year away from completion.

“Hopefully this time next year we will be talking about the opening of both of those facilities,” Dunham said.

The fire substation will include administrative offices for the department.

Construction work on the East Sandwich Fire Station has been completed and only landscaping and paving work remain.

The town has delayed the opening of the station to repave.

“The paving companies are onsite right now,” Dunham said. “It’s roughly a two to three week process.”

After a construction meeting on Friday, Dunham said the goal is to have that station staffed and operational by June 1.

“That’s a huge step forward for the town,” he said.

Dunham said once the new public safety complex in the middle of town is complete the agencies will be able to better serve the whole community.

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