The Route 28 East Hyannis Transportation Corridor Study expands from Yarmouth Rd in Barnstable to East Main Street in Yarmouth. Additionally, the study area includes assessing the signalized intersection of Route 28 at East Main Street. The study seeks to recommend a set of key short- and long-term recommendations to address the various issues that exist along the corridor: congestion, safety, access management (curb cuts) and lack of safe accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. This study is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation through the Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Unified Planning Work Program as approved by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Route 28 in Barnstable is a major regional east-west transportation corridor on Cape Cod owned and maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The Route 28 corridor provides access from Falmouth to Orleans and serves as the backbone for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s (CCRTA) Sealine and H2O transit service lines to the towns along the corridor.
The Route 28 East Hyannis Transportation Corridor Study seeks to lay out the necessary improvements to address the gap between two ongoing MassDOT Route 28 projects in Barnstable and Yarmouth. MassDOT currently is reconstructing the signalized intersection of Route 28 at Yarmouth Road in Barnstable. The Yarmouth Road project entails improving safety for all users (vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists) and reducing congestion with a new traffic signal system equipped with emergency pre-emption and the addition of turn lanes. Additionally, MassDOT is currently developing a future Route 28 roadway reconstruction project in Yarmouth from East Main Street to the Parkers River. The Route 28 reconstruction project in Yarmouth seeks to incorporate multi-modal improvements with the addition of new sidewalks and a shared use path along Route 28.
The purpose of the Route 28 East Hyannis Transportation Corridor study is to develop alternatives that will provide safe and convenient access within the study area for all users of the roadway system and to address the gap in multi-modal accommodations created by into the two adjacent MassDOT Route 28 roadway projects.
Public participation will be sought throughout the project. Two public meetings will be held at key stages of the study – existing conditions review and review of potential alternatives.
Public Meeting #1 – Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 6PM (Virtual Zoom Format)
A public input session was held on March 23, 2022 to provide an overview of the study and existing conditions. The primary goal of the first public meeting was to understand the issues and opportunities the public observes in this area. Feedback from this meeting will be used in the development of potential improvement concepts to be presented at a second public meeting later this year. Meeting Flyer | Meeting Flyer (Portuguese)
A recording of the public meeting is now available.
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Please share the issues you experience in this area and the opportunities you would like to see for improvement. Please use the Public Comment Tool below or email David Nolan at email@example.com with your comments or suggestions. Comments will be accepted through April 23, 2022.