Dennis Police issue Highbank Road closure notice

Dennis Police issue Highbank Road closure notice

Road will be closed while a new gas main is laid across Highbank Bridge

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DENNIS - Beginning Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Highbank Road, including the Highbank Bridge connecting Dennis and Yarmouth, will be closed Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The road closure is expected to be in effect for the next four (4) weeks. 

Sagamore Project Gas Main Replacement Program

The Sagamore Project began in 2007 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The project calls for the installation of more than 13 miles of new, coated steel natural gas pipe, running from the Cape Cod Canal to Harwich.  In this phase of the project, approximately 2,500 feet of new gas main will be installed. The project, which is intended to improve system reliability and safety, is part of National Grid's overall plan to invest in gas main replacements across its service area.
   Residents with questions should contact Carmen Fields, director of Community Relations for National Grid at 781-907-2212.
   Courtesy of National Grid.

The road closure will include the portion of Highbank Road between Main Street in South Dennis and Great Western Road in Yarmouth.

On the Dennis side, motorists seeking alternate routes will be directed to Route 134 and then south to Route 28 turning west and following Route 28 into Yarmouth.  Local traffic will be allowed access to Dennis properties from the Main Street, South Dennis end.

On the Yarmouth side, motorists seeking alternate routes will be detoured to North Main Street and then to Route 28 East into Dennis.  Wilbur Park in Yarmouth will remain open while construction continues on the Dennis side of the project however it will close once construction nears the Yarmouth side of the bridge.   

Highbank Road from Great Western Road to the bridge will be open to local traffic only. 

Detour signs will be placed along the route and signage will direct motorists to avoid the Highbank Bridge area.

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