Brewster sets date for road repair public forum

Selectmen to discuss plans for Underpass and Snow Roads on July 20

Brewster selectmen have developed plans for two town roads in need of repair and will be sharing those plans at a public meeting on July 20. At 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, residents and other interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting to review conceptual plans for Underpass Road and Snow Road.

In a letter to residents, selectmen said the engineering firm CDM Smith is developing plans and specifications to be used for an official bidding process.

Selectmen said they hope to complete the design process this summer and begin construction in the fall.

CDM Smith was hired by the town to produce a Pavement Management Plan (PMP). Released in January, the PMP is a report on the status of Brewster's roads. Selectmen held a public meeting on March 23 to discuss the findings in the report. The report states that Underpass Road and Snow Road are in need of repairs and reconstruction because they are highly visible, heavily traveled and connected to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. 

Underpass Road and Snow Road, according to the PMP, are the only two town-owned roads with sidewalks. In the PMP, the next recommended steps were developing a preliminary design that considers the addition of 2' shoulders on each side of the road to accommodate bike lanes and to evaluate the existing drainage.

The public meeting will be held in Rooms A & B of the Brewster Town Hall. For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, it will be broadcast live on Channel 18. 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