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Cape Cod Rail Trail Extension Updates
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Work on the extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail will begin starting on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Lawrence Lynch of Falmouth, MA will be the contractor working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  The project will extend the existing rail trail from the current terminus at the parking lot on Route 134 west to the Bass River Bridge and continue into the Town of Yarmouth to Peter Homer Park off Higgins Crowell Road.  The trail will follow the existing railroad corridor and include a new parking area at the northwest corner of the Town Hall parking lot on Main Street.  The work will require closing the entrance to the walking trail to the Indian Lands behind Town Hall to allow for equipment access and construction of the new parking lot.  The project is scheduled to take 2 years with a completion date of October, 2017.





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Updates:

11-23-2015
Removal of trees for the extension of the parking lot off Route 134 has been moved back to the week November 30, 2015.  The contractor is anticipating starting the preparation work for the parking lot immediately following the tree removal.  The parking lot will be closed during the removal of the trees to provide a safe work zone.  During construction of the parking lot, the contractor may arrange to have temporary parking designated at some point along the trail to the east of the Route 134 lot to allow for the removal of stumps and grading and construction of the lot.  Variable message signs will be installed to notify users of any temporary parking.  The construction of the lot is anticipated to be completed by April, 2016 at which time the lot and trail will be fully open for use.
Removal of the rail is scheduled to continue for the next two weeks starting from the Yarmouth end of the trail and moving toward Route134.


11-9-2015
Work on the Cape Cod Rail Trail will require closing the existing parking lot off Route 134 the week of October 16-20.

Starting October 16, 2015 (weather permitting), Lawrence Lynch will be removing trees in preparation for the construction of the parking lot extension on Route 134.  The work will require the use of large construction equipment working in close proximity to the rail trail.  The parking lot and access to the trail will be blocked to provide a safe work zone.  Bicyclist and pedestrian are encouraged to use other parking areas along the trail during this time.

Utility work on Route 134 will also be performed starting this week to relocate utilities outside of the footprint of the overpass that will eventually be constructed.  Detouring of traffic will be required.

The removal of railroad tracks and ties will also start next week at the Yarmouth end of the trail and proceed eastward.  This work should not cause any impacts or delays other than large trucks occasionally accessing the work area.


10-23-2015
Work on the extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail will begin on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Lawrence Lynch of Falmouth, MA will be the contractor working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  The project will extend the existing rail trail from the current terminus at the parking lot on Route 134 west to the Bass River Bridge and continue into the Town of Yarmouth to Higgins Crowell Road.  The trail will follow the existing railroad corridor and include a new parking area at the northwest corner of the Town Hall parking lot on Main Street.  Preliminary work taking place this fall will include the removal of trees and removal of the existing railroad tracks.  The work will require closing the entrance to the walking trail to the Indian Lands behind Town Hall to allow for equipment access and construction of the new parking lot.  The project is scheduled to take 2 years with a completion date of October, 2017.


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Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
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South Dennis, MA 02660
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