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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Low Lying Roads Public Meeting

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The Town of Chatham and the Cape Cod Commission (Commission) will host a second workshop on the Low-Lying Roads Project virtually on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 6 p.m. 

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss possible solutions to address flooding for the Town’s priority road segments identified as Morris Island Road and Ridgevale Road. Alternatives will be discussed that include traditional, green and hybrid options for each road segment and associated cost estimates. Participants will be able to ask questions about the presented solutions and about the project in general.

This workshop follows the first Chatham Low-Lying Roads Project public meeting conducted in May 2023 in which the Commission presented data on roads vulnerable to current and future flood events. The impact on the community from flooding of certain roads was also considered in the initial workshop.  Chatham was then tasked with the identification of up to four potential road segments. From these, two segments were to be selected for further study and the identification of alternatives by the study team.

In July 2023, staff of the Natural Resources Department, Department of Public Works, with input from the Town’s Energy and Climate Action Committee, recommended the Town put forth Morris Island Road, Ridgevale Road, Fox Hill Road, and Seapine Road to the Commission for consideration based primarily on the inability to access areas of Town by another road should these streets become impassable. Upon further review and site visits by the study team, Morris Island Road and Ridgevale Road were selected as the Town’s two priority road segments for further evaluation.

To attend the virtual public meeting visit https://capecodcommission.org/llr/join  Passcode: join or call 1 (929) 205-6099 & enter Meeting ID:  935 5189 6265

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