Hard work and collaboration go on across Town departments in order to move projects forward and meet the goals of our community. Take a moment to learn more about the efforts of Town staff, committee members, and members of the community to help keep Eastham a great place to live, work, visit, and enjoy.
2023-2024 Rock Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project
Background: Every ten years Rock Harbor is dredged to make sure the channel for boats is open for launching and docking. The town partners with the Town of Orleans to complete environmental permitting and engineering and splits the cost of the dredge costs evenly. The harbor was last dredged in the winter of 2014/2015, where approximately 25,000 cubic yards of sand was removed.
Next Steps: As of spring 2022, the sand in the harbor is undergoing testing to ensure it is suitable for reuse and to permit the locations the sand can be placed when it is removed. Then permits will be obtained from local, state and federal environmental agencies.
Contact: Shana Brogan, Projects & Procurement Director | 508-240-5900
North Eastham Village Center Master Plan
The Town is working with a consultant team led by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design to develop a Master Plan for future use of three Town-owned properties: T-Time (4790 State Highway), Town Center Plaza (4550 State Highway), and the current COA property (1405 Nauset Rd). The Master Plan project will use the T-Time Committee's recommendations for use of these properties as a starting point to develop more detailed options for site layout and design for both built and natural spaces. The expected completion date for this project is December 2022.
Visit the Master Plan project website at www.northeasthammasterplan.com for the latest updates and public participation opportunities.
Contact: Lauren Barker, Economic Development Planner | 508-240-5900, ext. 3245
State Highway / Route 6 Corridor Improvement Project
Engineering firm Environmental Partners Group has been retained by the Town to complete feasibility work that will help us identify and prioritize Route 6 improvements. Environmental Partners Group is currently completing initial feasibility work to identify a number of priority intersections/areas for improvement along the full 7-mile stretch of Route 6 through Eastham. We will then move into an engineering and design phase for those priority roadway areas, including a public input process, with the goal of getting at least partially engineered plans that we can take to MassDOT to garner their support and partnership. Priority improvements will aim to improve safety and access for all roadway users, including cyclists and pedestrians, in keeping with Eastham's 5-Year Strategic Plan goals.
The Town sees investment in Route 6 as an integral component of fostering economic opportunity, qualify of life, and safety for all roadway users in our town. Improvements to Route 6 are critically important for our community, and for the Outer Cape region as whole. Multiple sections of Route 6 through Eastham are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as high risk for pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, because Eastham has no Main Street or village center like other Cape Cod towns, this State Highway – with documented average speeds of 50 mph, no bike lanes, and no protected left turns - serves as our community’s de facto Main Street.
Contact: Lauren Barker, Economic Development Planner | 508-240-5900, ext. 3245; Paul Lagg, Community Development Director | 508-240-5900, ext. 3228
Wastewater planning efforts have been underway for several years. The town has explored many alternatives to traditional sewers, such as permeable reactive barriers and specialized septic systems, however certain areas of the town will need traditional sewer infrastructure in the future.
Please visit the Health Department page for more information on wastewater planning and other initiatives.
Contact: Jane Crowley, Director of Health & Environment | 508-240-5900
2015 Open Space and Recreation Plan: CLICK HERE