Construction begins on Skaket Beach parking lot

Work to be completed by Memorial Day Weekend
Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Beach in Orleans. Photo by John Fitts.

The Town of Orleans announced Friday the beginning of extensive work on the parking lot at Skaket Beach. Work, according to a release from the town, includes new drainage, a new Title 5 septic system and paving in work areas. A silt fence is also being installed along the parking lot's beach edge and electrical work is being done in the administration building.

Areas that have been excavated will be secured to avoid injury. The parking lot will remain partially open to allow abutting residents access to their properties.

Areas where work has been done will be repaved.  The entire lot is scheduled for repaving in Spring 2014.

The work at Skaket Beach is expected to be completed before Memorial Day Weekend. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on