State to hold Orleans intersection public hearing on July 23

Information to be presented on Route 28 and Route 6A intersection improvements

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public hearing at the Orleans Town Hall at 19 School Road on Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. According to a MassDOT release, the purpose of the session is to discuss proposed improvements at two Main Street intersections in town--Main Street at Route 6A and Main Street at Route 28.

The proposed projects include a slew of safety improvements for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists including modern traffic signals.

The public meeting may be of greatest importance to property owners in the area as different aspects of the two projects may require "acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements" as stated in the release. MassDOT will discuss their policy regarding land acquisitions at the July 23 meeting.

According to the MassDOT website, Project 606461 will be funded through the 2016 Transportation Improvement Program for the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organzation to the tune of  an estimated $3 million.

Project plans will be made available a half hour before the start of the meeting. MassDOT will also have an engineer available to answer questions.

Comments made at the public hearing in addition to written statements made before and after will all be reviewed by MassDOT. Written statements may be mailed to Patricia A. Leavenworth, PE, Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Tom Currier, Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 606461. 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