Barnstable Outer Channel dredge set to begin January 8

Contractors expected to be working at the harbor into the start of February

The Barnstable Outer Channel dredge project is set to begin this week. According to a release from the Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works, the state boat ramp at Blish Point will be used for dewatering operations. There will be limited access to the ramp during that period.

Mobilization efforts in the state parking lot are set to begin on Friday, January 8. Dredge mobilization in the outer harbor channel is also set to begin on January 8 weather-permitting. 

Contractors are expected to use the state boat ramp parking area through Friday, February 5. While heavy equipment is operating in the area, there will be limited access to Millway Beach, the release said.

The town boat ramp will remain fully accessible by residents. 

While dredging is being done, the inner harbor bulkhead will be scraped and recoated. This project will take several months. As there are no floats in the town marina, DPW does not forsee any disruption. 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