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April 28, 2023
Mass511 app provides real-time traffic updates for the region 

Real-time traffic information is available on the Cape Cod Commission’s website. Visit to find links to real-time traffic information and advisories for major roads in the region. The Commission’s traffic page also offers updates on major road work projects, such as the Sagamore Bridge maintenance project and ongoing work to Route 151 in Mashpee 

April 28, 2023
Regulatory Update | April 2023

A status on projects currently under Cape Cod Commission review.

April 28, 2023
New technology helps deepen understanding of pollutant flow near ponds

Cape Cod Commission staff are using hydrologic response units to identify at-risk sections of pond buffers, better understand pollutant flow, and develop effective solutions.

April 28, 2023
The Freshwater Initiative: Expanded pond monitoring efforts underway on Cape Cod

A comprehensive pond monitoring program is now underway to gather consistent data from ponds across Cape Cod.   


April 28, 2023
District Local Technical Assistance awards provide planning support to Cape Cod towns 

Each year, the Cape Cod Commission receives funding through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical assistance to towns in our region. The District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program helps municipalities with sustainable development and encourages partnerships to achieve planning and development goals that align with state and regional priorities.   

April 28, 2023
Cape Cod Commission welcomes new staff

Read about the latest additions to the Cape Cod Commission staff.

April 28, 2023
Planning for Cape Cod’s transportation future 

The Metropolitan Planning Organization recently released the draft 2024 Unified Planning Work Program and the draft 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program for a 21-day public comment period. 

March 29, 2023
Looking down from above: Exploring remote sensing to better understand our ponds and lakes 

For nearly fifty years, satellites have been orbiting the earth collecting imagery to monitor and study the health of our planet. What if we could use those images to learn more about the health of our ponds and lakes? 

March 29, 2023
Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant now accepting applications

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration is seeking applications for its Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant program, which seeks to encourage eligible applicants to replace structures with better-designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate-resiliency criteria. 

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March 29, 2023
Climate-resilient solutions for low-lying roads presented at public meetings

Cape Cod Commission staff are working with all 15 Cape Cod communities to examine vulnerabilities in the roadway network and identify adaptation alternatives. The project employs state-of-the-art modeling and community engagement to identify and prioritize low-lying roads to target for coastal resiliency action.  The towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Eastham, Truro, and Wellfleet are at the stage of the project that includes review of conceptual designs for high-priority road segments.

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